Nearly a decade after a Port Coquitlam teenager committed suicide after being cyberbullied, her online tormenter has been convicted in B.C. Supreme Court.
Today, a jury found a resident of the Netherlands, Aydin Coban, guilty on all counts in the cyberbullying of 15-year-old Amanda Todd.
He had been charged with extortion, two counts of possession of child pornography, child luring, and criminal harassment.
Coban has earned a living repairing computers and evidence submitted in court pointed to him as the owner of two hard drives linked to the cyberbullying.
Prior to her death, Todd posted a video on YouTube in which she held up cards describing how she had been blackmailed.
Her mother, Carol Todd, has since emerged as a strong advocate for protecting children and youths from online harassment.