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Man who sextorted BC teenager Amanda Todd must be sentenced to fit the hurt he caused: Crown



Amanda Todd’s mother, Carol Todd, leaves the New Westminster Courthouse in New Westminster, British Columbia, Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Dutch national Aydin Coban returns to a Supreme Court courtroom in British Columbia as his multi-day sentence for child exploitation resumes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward


Man who sextorted BC teenager Amanda Todd must be sentenced to fit the hurt he caused: Crown

Crown seeks 12-year sentence for convicted Dutchman in case






A Crown prosecutor says a man who repeatedly sent pornographic photos and videos of a B.C. teenager to other children and adults deserves a sentence that reflects the harm he caused .

Louise Kenworthy told a B.C. Supreme Court sentencing hearing that Aydin Coban enjoyed telling Amanda Todd he would ruin her life if she didn’t provide more material.

Todd took his own life on October 10, 2012, aged 15, and the court heard his mother attempt to breathe life into him as she lay dying in her bedroom.

Kenworthy is asking for a 12-year sentence for the Dutchman, to be served after his nearly 11-year prison sentence he received for a similar extortion inflicted on dozens of young people in the Netherlands.

Coban was found guilty in August of multiple offenses in the Todd case, including extortion and harassment for a relentless online attack targeting the Port Coquitlam teenager.

His defense attorney plans to seek that any Canadian sentence be served at the same time as Coban completes his Dutch term.

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