VANCOUVER – Amanda Todd’s mother, Carol, fought back tears and wiped her eyes through a news conference Thursday afternoon about a man being arrested in connection with the online bullying of Amanda Todd.
It was revealed on Thursday that a 35-year-old man living in the Netherlands was arrested in January. Five charges have now been laid against him by BC Crown Counsel, including one count of Internet luring and one count of possession of child pornography, among others.
“This is truly a day that we’ve been waiting for,” said Carol Todd. “I always knew deep in my heart that what my daughter told was the truth.”
The man, who RCMP have not named to protect the integrity of the Dutch investigation, reportedly pressured his victims, including Amanda, to perform sexual acts on webcam and recorded the images.
Insp. Paulette Friell, with the Coquitlam RCMP, said an investigation was launched in December…