The mother of a Port Coquitlam teen who took her own life after she was cyberbullied in 2012 is speaking out after day one of his trial in the Netherlands.
This trial is not in relation to Amanda Todd, but her mother Carol told CKNW’s Steele and Drex that today is still an emotional day for her.
“I was hoping that I could just carry on as best I could but I haven’t been able to leave my house yet.”
38-year-old Aydin Coban is facing blackmail and child pornography charges involving nearly 40 other young people.
Dutch media is reporting another Canadian is among the victims.
Coban was arrested in 2014, two years after Amanda Todd took her life following years of being tormented online, including being blackmailed by an unknown person who convinced her to expose herself on a webcam and then spread the photos over the Internet.
Her mother says more than anything, she wants Coban to own up to his alleged actions.
“He says he’s innocent, that the hard drives belong to someone else.”
“I believe through the media I’ve read that the hard drives, they’re encrypted.”
Coban is expected to be extradited to Canada after these proceedings to face five charges relating to Todd.