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"Hope for the best": Amanda Todd's mother waits as sextortion trial nears end

The Crown said there is a “treasure trove of information” linking Aydin Coban to the harassment and extortion of Amanda Todd.
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The mother of Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd, who took her life after she was the victim of an alleged sextortion campaign, is crossing her fingers.

Carol Todd believes the Crown put forward a good case and thinks Aydin Coban will be found guilty of extortion, harassment, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offence and possessing child pornography.

Still, she’s bracing herself in the event of a disappointing outcome.

“I’m preparing for whatever the [decision] may be. Of course, I want a guilty verdict, but I’m getting myself ready for whatever.”

The case could be in the hands of the jury by the end of the week.

In its closing statements, the Crown said there is a “treasure trove of information” linking Coban to the harassment and extortion of Amanda Todd.

Prosecutor Louise Kenworthy wrapped up the Crown’s closing arguments earlier this week, telling a B.C. Supreme Court jury trial that the case against Aydin Coban was circumstantial, but the two devices seized by police are the link to the Port Coquitlam teenager.

Kenworthy told the court that “all roads lead to Mr. Coban” as she walked the jury through pieces of evidence found on the two devices to show that they were used by the Dutch man.

With files from The Canadian Press

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