The trial of a Dutch man accused of harassing and extorting B.C. teen Amanda Todd earlier than she took her personal life heard extra proof associated to laptop tools police seized from his bungalow within the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Dutch citizen Aydin Coban, 43, has pleaded not responsible to 5 felony prices, together with possession of kid pornography, communication with a teen to commit a sexual offence and felony harassment within the high-profile Todd case.
Coban was arrested in a vacation house in a bungalow park in Oisterwijk in January 2014. Police subsequently performed a pair of searches of the property on Jan. 13 and Jan. 14.
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Sabrina Hendry, a particular investigative officer with the Dutch Nationwide Police’s little one safety group who was flown to Canada to testify, informed the 12-member jury concerning the computer systems and associated units seized from the house.
Hendry, who was accountable for cataloguing proof seized in the course of the search, mentioned police collected a 1,500 GB arduous drive, a 250 GB arduous drive, a 160 GB arduous drive, a laptop computer, a Cooler Grasp laptop system, two Samsung smartphones and a number of CDs and USB drives.
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The court docket additionally heard from two digital forensic specialists with the Netherlands Forensic Institute, who described making a forensic “picture” — basically a backup — of a Hitachi arduous drive.
Showing by video hyperlink, Reinier Martijn Kieft informed the court docket he was requested to do the work as a result of police had not been in a position to picture the drive themselves, and believed there might be one thing bodily faulty with the unit, which was making a ticking sound.
Keift defined to the jury that he was in a position to restore the drive to make it readable.
The drive was soiled on the surface, and a few of its digital elements have been additionally soiled and sticky, he testified.
He defined how the drive was cleaned with ultrasonic cleaner, its digital elements have been examined to make sure they have been working, then was reassembled.
When the work was executed, he mentioned greater than 99 per cent of the arduous drive — all however 84 of 600 million sectors — was readable.
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Beneath cross examination, Keift agreed that the drive had come into contact with humidity, and that there have been traces of corrosion and sticky filth on the unit.
Keift agreed it was potential that the 84 sectors of the drive that have been inaccessible might have contained no information.
Technical data is anticipated to play a serious half within the Crown’s case in opposition to Coban.
Crown alleges Coban obtained express photos of Todd, then used a community of twenty-two pretend social media profiles to try to extort her into performing sexual “reveals” through webcam between 2009 and 2012. It alleges he additionally despatched express photos of her to associates, household and her college neighborhood.
The case hinges on the identification of Todd’s tormentor.
Defence has mentioned there isn’t any query Todd was the sufferer of crimes, however that there isn’t any hyperlink between Coban and whoever despatched the messages.
Data might be manipulated on the Web, the defence has argued, and there should be proof past an inexpensive doubt about who despatched the offending messages to Todd.
Todd took her personal life in 2012 shortly after posting a web based video that ultimately went viral, through which she silently holds up flashcards describing incidents of harassment and bullying. She was 15.
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