Amanda Todd suspect linked to dozens of cases

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves — including possibly Canadian teenager Amanda Todd — may have victimized as many as 40 people in the Netherlands alone, and several dozen in other countries, including the United States and Britain.

The 36-year-old suspect, identified under Dutch privacy laws only as Aydin C., did not attend a pretrial hearing in his case Friday.

Prosecutor Annet Kramer said nine Dutch victims have agreed to press charges.

Todd drew global attention to the problem of cyber bullying when she posted a video on YouTube in which she told her story — just weeks before she committed suicide.

Canada may seek Aydin C.'s extradition.