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Amanda Todd trial: guilty verdict on five charges for Aydin Coban

The jury in a B.C. Supreme Court docket trial of a person charged with harassing and extorting teenager Amanda Todd has now reached a verdict.

It took lower than two days to succeed in a  responsible verdict for 5 fees.

A quick pause for the jury occurred Saturday afternoon, as there have been questions for counsel, who have been summoned again into the courtroom. The jury reached their verdict solely two hours after the break.

Aydin Coban, 44, pleaded not responsible to 5 fees, together with possession of kid pornography, extortion, legal harassment and communication with an adolescent to commit a sexual offence. The jury discovered him responsible on all 5 counts.

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Justice Martha Devlin supplied directions to the jury earlier than deliberations started, telling them to take “particular care” with the statements given by Amanda Todd earlier than her demise.

Devlin mentioned as a result of Todd died in October 2012 and due to this fact didn’t testify or face cross-examination by Aydin Coban’s legal professionals, the jury wants to concentrate on the restrictions of proof given. Jury members have been informed to fastidiously study the statements Todd gave to her mother and father, law enforcement officials and in her digital communications once they thought of Coban’s verdict.

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Amanda Todd was 15 years outdated when she died by suicide in 2012 after posting a video that described being laid low with an internet harasser. Since her demise, tens of millions of individuals have watched the video.

Coban was extradited from the Netherlands to Canada in 2020.

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— With information from Canadian Press

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