Cyber-Bully Police Believe Is Responsible For Amanda Todd’s Suicide Has Been Arrested

Canadian authorities confirmed Thursday that they arrested a suspect in connection with Amanda Todd’s suicide. The authorities arrested a man they believe was responsible for cyber-bullying 15-year-old Amanda Todd and charged him with extortion, luring and criminal harassment and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution. According to ABC, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Insp. Paulette Freill stated that the suspect they arrested is allegedly the same man who blackmailed the Canadian teenager into exposing herself in front of a webcam. 15-year-old Amanda documented the harassment that followed her involvement with the Dutch man in a YouTube video that quickly went viral.

A year after the initial contact with the man he contacted her again on Facebook and threatened to expose her if she didn’t “put on a show.” Amanda refused and the man made good on his threat. The picture ended up on a Facebook page made by the suspect and her friends were all able to see. Amanda ended up changing schools to avoid the bullying that resulted from the stranger’s blackmail, but the bullying persisted. Just weeks after she posted the video, Amanda Todd committed suicide.

Todd explained in detail how the stranger convinced her to expose her breasts on a webcam in a heart-wrenching video that was viewed by millions: