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Amanda Todd’s Mother Highlights Impact of ‘Sextortion’, as Jury Deliberates

The mother of Amanda Todd hopes her daughter’s case brings increased awareness of the devastating impacts of “sextortion”, as a jury in the trial of a Dutch man accused of blackmailing the British Columbia teenager begins its first full day of deliberations.
Carol Todd says her daughter was “disabled” by depression and anxiety caused by what a Crown prosecutor called a persistent online campaign of harassment, before her suicide at the age of 15 in October 2012.
Todd says extortion of the type Amanda suffered has become a global problem that needs to be discussed and better addressed by law enforcers.
Aydin Coban denies five charges of extortion, harassment, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offence and possession and distribution of child pornography, but has not been charged in relation to Amanda’s death….

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