Now that Dutch prosecutors have dropped charges against Aydin Coban in the Amanda Todd case, his lawyer says they will also fight his extradition to Canada.
Defence lawyer Christian van Dijk says he will argue double jeopardy if Coban is convicted of extortion charges in the Netherlands related to other victims.
“If they find him guilty, he will have to be in prison for two times, for almost the same thing, so we have to be aware of that of course, it’s against human rights.”
Van Dijk says prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to pursue child porn charges against Coban related to Amanda Todd.
The 15 year old Port Coquitlam teen took her own life three years ago after posting a video on YouTube.
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Amanda’s Todd mother says even though her accused tormentor won’t be prosecuted overseas- her legacy still lives on.
Carol Todd is reacting to news that accused online predator Aydin Coban will not face charges in connection to her daughter’s case in the Netherlands.
Todd is still hopeful Coban will be successfully extradited to face extortion and child porn charges here, but she says her focus remains on cyber safety awareness.
“I have no idea how long it will take. I’ve prepared myself emotionally for that, because even though it’s a wonderful thing if there is some finality to that part of it, Amanda’s legacy moves on in different ways, and that is to create more awareness.”
Coban, who is still facing charges related to other alleged victims, can’t be extradited until legal matters overseas have concluded.