Verdict in Amanda Todd case spurs renewed calls to battle online sexual extortion

WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it.

Parents and child protection experts are reflecting on Amanda Todd’s legacy and what must urgently happen to help keep kids safe online in the wake of a Dutch man’s conviction for sexually extorting the B.C. teenager, who took her own life as a result. 

For Derek Lints, Saturday’s guilty verdict against Aydin Coban “is unprecedented” and one he hopes inspires real change. 

“Our hope is with this conviction, it gives victims courage to come forward and to see that something can be done to help them,” he said.

Lints’s 17-year-old son, Daniel, died

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