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Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case can be extradited to Canada

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WATCH ABOVE: A Dutch court has approved the extradition to Canada of a man accused of posting nude pictures of a Port Coquitlam teen online. Grace Ke has the latest in the case of Amanda Todd – Jun 28, 2016

A Dutch court has ruled that Aydin Coban, the man charged in the Amanda Todd case, can be extradited to Canada.

However, Aydin Coban must stand trial in the Netherlands on 72 separate charges relating to blackmail and child pornography before any extradition process can begin. These charges stem from alleged incidents between 2008 and 2014 involving 39 victims from across Europe, North America and Australia.

Thirty-four of the alleged victims were underage at the time, while the remaining five were adult men.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

WATCH: Aydin Coban’s former lawyer on Amanda Todd case:

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Aydin Coban’s former lawyer on Amanda Todd case – Jun 28, 2016

Coban’s trial has been delayed multiple times in the Netherlands and he parted ways with his first lawyer in March. His second lawyer quit in May after a judge denied him more time to prepare Coban’s case, but the court recanted the decision a few days later.

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His trial will now go ahead in January, 2017.

In 2012, Todd, a 15-year-old from Port Coquitlam, committed suicide after she was apparently blackmailed by an online predator.

She posted her story on YouTube before taking her own life.

Amanda’s mother, Carol, told the Canadian Press in April that the focus of the Dutch criminal proceedings shouldn’t be on her daughter. She said she distanced herself from the case to allow the stories of other alleged victims to be heard.

“I chose to stay away from it because I want the attention focused on the trial and not on myself or on Amanda’s story right now,” she said.

“I think the wisest choice is to let justice prevail.”

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WATCH: Carol Todd on the latest development on her daughter’s case:

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Carol Todd on the latest development in her daughter’s case – Jun 28, 2016

-With files from The Canadian Press

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