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Amanda Todd case: Mother worries Dutch man will not serve sentence

Carol Todd is anxious the Dutch man convicted of harassing and extorting her teenage daughter, Amanda, who later died by suicide, could not serve any of the 13-year sentence handed to him by a British Columbia court docket.

Todd says she knew firstly of the B.C. Supreme Court trial for Aydin Coban final June that his sentence can be transformed as soon as he returned to the Netherlands.

But Todd says it wasn’t till a Dutch reporter contacted her after Coban was convicted in August that she discovered he could not serve the Canadian sentence as a result of a Dutch court docket had already handed him a most time period for related crimes dedicated across the time he was harassing Amanda.

Coban was sentenced to just about 11 years in2014 for crimes involving greater than 30 youth, and in 2017 he was extradited to Canada to face prices in relation to Amanda, together with extortion, harassment and distribution of kid pornography.

An info sheet by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Justice says Dutch prisoners despatched residence after being sentenced overseas can both have jail phrases commuted to the time period they’d have obtained within the Netherlands, or it might be continued and served out in full.

But it says a continued sentence “may never exceed the maximum sentence for the relevant crime in the Netherlands.”


Todd says the Dutch reporter spoke with attorneys who mentioned Dutch legislation additionally stipulates when somebody is convicted and sentenced, then discovered responsible of the identical type of offence in the identical time interval, the prevailing punishment applies.

She says it is “heartbreaking” to know Coban could not spend any of his Canadian sentence behind bars, however she reminds herself the trial has served a “good purpose” in Canadian legislation by setting a precedent for sentencing those that exploit youngsters on-line.

Over the course of Coban’s nine-week trial in B.C., the court docket heard he used 22 aliases to harass Amanda over two years, beginning when she was 12 years outdated.

The trial heard Coban made good on his threats to ship images of Amanda exposing her breasts to her associates, household and faculty directors until she complied together with his calls for to carry out sexual “shows” in entrance of an online digital camera.

Amanda was 15 when she took her personal life in October 2012 in her Port Coquitlam, B.C., residence, weeks after posting a video utilizing flash playing cards to explain being suffering from a web based predator.

Delivering the sentence on Oct. 14, Justice Martha Devlin mentioned she had heard Amanda’s voice.

“I have considered Amanda’s words as expressed through her video and through messages she sent when she was alive,” Devlin informed the court docket.

“She could not escape the images or videos. It was a ‘never-ending story,”’ she mentioned, quoting fom Todd’s description of her ordeal within the video.

Todd says her daughter would have turned 26 this weekend, simply as Coban is about to be transported again to his nation to serve the rest of his present sentence.

The trial heard he should be taken again inside 45 days of his Canadian sentencing, which falls subsequent week, and as of Wednesday, the Department of Justice says he had not been returned.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 24, 2022



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