A Man Has Been Arrested In Connection To The Death Of Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd was responsible for highlighting the problem of cyber bullying, after she created a video detailing the abuse she had suffered


by Debrief Staff |
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A 35-year-old man has been arrested in the Netherlands in connection to the case of Canadian teenager, Amanda Todd, who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam.

The teen committed suicide in 2012, after suffering years of bullying, blackmail and harassment following the incident.

An inspector from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that a suspect has been arrested and charged with extortion, luring and criminal harassment and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution.

Amanda Todd made headlines around the world after she posted a video on YouTube detailing the years of cyber bulling she had suffered, as well as harassment at various schools, after a stranger online lured her into showing her breasts, and subsequently released the picture to Amanda’s friends and family.

Despite moving schools several times, Amanda continued to be tormented both online and off, and developed anxiety, depression and made several attempts on her life. Weeks after sharing the video, which has now been viewed 17million times, Amanda committed suicide.

‘This is truly a day we have been waiting for,’ said Carol Todd, Amanda’s mother.

If you are affected by any of the issues in this article, contact the Samaritans on 08457 909 090, or go to samaritans.org

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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