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Alleged cyberbully in Amanda Todd case back in court April 12

Aydin Coban will return to BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on April 12 to face charges in connection with Amanda Todd of Port Coquitlam.
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Port Coquitlam resident Carol Todd with her daughter, Amanda.

A Dutch man extradited to face charges in connection with the cyberbullying of Port Coquitlam student Amanda Todd will see his case back in a B.C courtroom on April 12.

Aydin Coban is charged with extortion, two counts of possession of child pornography, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offence, and criminal harassment.

Last Friday, Coban, 42, appeared by video before the B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, where he was represented by Vancouver criminal lawyer Joseph Saulnier.

But details of the pre-trial hearing cannot be printed under at least two publication bans.

Coban came to Canada last December from The Netherlands.

Coban has denied any wrongdoing involving Todd.

Todd was a Grade 10 student at CABE — the Coquitlam Alternative Basic Education school — when the 15-year-old girl posted a video using a series of flash cards to describe how she was bullied online and she sank into depression; the YouTube video went viral after she took her life on Oct. 10, 2012.