Jurors within the Amanda Todd trial heard the dramatic particulars of the covert investigation and arrest of her accused “sextortionist” on Monday.
Aydin Coban, 43, has pleaded not responsible to 5 fees, together with possession of child pornography, communication with a youngster to commit a sexual offence and felony harassment within the high-profile case.
Taking the stand in particular person, Dutch Nationwide Police Chief Inspector Joerie van Scheijndel described how two plain-clothes officers made a “silent entry” into Coban’s Oisterwijk bungalow on the night of Jan. 13, 2014.
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Van Scheijndel informed the courtroom he was monitoring the officers’ physique cameras from a close-by residence, and the way Coban lower his proper eye on a radiator because the arresting officers obtained management of him on the ground.
Officers put Coban in handcuffs, then blindfolded him and put headphones over his ears so he couldn’t see or hear what was taking place, he testified.
As soon as Coban had been eliminated, officers collected surveillance units that had been covertly put in the month prior, he mentioned.
Van Scheijndel informed the courtroom he had monitored the bungalow for a number of weeks previous to the arrest, and that in that point he noticed nobody however Coban enter or exit.
He concluded his testimony by pointing straight at Coban within the prisoner’s field, describing him as the person he had arrested eight years in the past.
The arrest was the end result of a prolonged police operation, which included police making a number of covert entries to the bungalow over the week of Dec. 20, when officers realized Coban can be away for a number of days.
Throughout that operation, police put in microphones and cameras, together with keylogging pc software program contained in the bungalow.
Officers additionally photographed paperwork, together with a Dutch passport discovered below a mattress, and copied a number of arduous drives, all with the permission of a choose who appeared by way of dwell video for every step of the method.
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In a single case, a tough drive was too giant to repeat on website, so police needed to take away it, have it copied, then make reentry to the cabin the next day to reinstall it, he mentioned.
Technical info is predicted to play a significant half within the Crown’s case in opposition to Coban.
The Crown alleges that between 2009 and 2012, Coban engaged in a “persistent marketing campaign of on-line sextortion.”
Prosecutors allege Coban got here into possession of express media exhibiting Todd baring her breasts and placing her hand in her underwear, which he leveraged in an effort to power her to carry out pornographic exhibits by way of webcam.
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The Crown alleges he then used 22 pretend on-line accounts to both stress Todd by threatening to distribute the intimate materials, or to really ship hyperlinks to the fabric hosted on web sites to scores of individuals, together with associates, members of the family or her faculty group.
The case hinges on the id of the net extortionist.
Coban’s lawyer has mentioned there is no such thing as a query Todd was the sufferer of crimes, however that there is no such thing as a hyperlink between Coban and whoever despatched the messages.
Info will be manipulated on the Web, the defence has argued, and there should be proof past an affordable doubt about who despatched the offending messages to Todd.
Defence is slated to cross study van Scheijndel on Tuesday.
Todd took her personal life in 2012 shortly after posting a web based video that finally went viral, during which she silently holds up flashcards describing incidents of harassment and bullying. She was 15.
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