A Dutch court has ruled that Aydin Coban, the man charged in the Amanda Todd case, can be extradited to Canada.
However, Aydin Coban must stand trial in the Netherlands on 72 separate charges relating to blackmail and child pornography before any extradition process can begin. These charges stem from alleged incidents between 2008 and 2014 involving 39 victims from across Europe, North America and Australia.
Thirty-four of the alleged victims were underage at the time, while the remaining five were adult men.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
Coban’s trial has been delayed multiple times in the Netherlands and he parted ways with his first lawyer in March. His second lawyer quit in May after a judge denied him more time to prepare Coban’s case, but the court recanted the decision a few days later.
His trial will now go ahead in January, 2017.
In 2012, Todd, a 15-year-old from Port Coquitlam, committed suicide after she was apparently blackmailed by an online predator.
She posted her story on YouTube before taking her own life.