Sextortion Kills Teens
May 12, 2016
By Mike McManus
In 2010 Amanda Todd, 13, agreed to show her breasts during a video chat on the web. The recipient then sent her a Facebook message demanding more or else. When she refused to cooperate, her tormentor shipped a photo of her breasts to all of her Facebook friends.
She was ridiculed and so embarrassed that she changed schools. She became anxious and depressed. In 2012 she posted a video about her predicament, saying, “I have nobody. I need someone.” A month later she committed suicide.
Six months ago, Dutch police arrested Aydin Coban, 35, and accused him of extorting Amanda and dozens of other girls, as well as adult men in Canada, the U.S. and Netherlands.
The Washington Post reported Amanda’s story th...