The hacker group known as Anonymous has named a person who allegedly drove 15-year-old Amanda Todd to commit suicide on Oct. 10.
On Tuesday, Anonymous published a video on YouTube saying a 32-year-old from New Westminster, BC, is Todd's alleged online bully.
As reported by Digital Journal, Todd, a teen from Port Coquitlam, B.C., committed suicide five weeks after posting a video on YouTube saying she was a victim of bullying and cyberbullying. Todd never speaks in the video, but she does hold up several hand made signs. One sign said "I have nobody. I need someone."
Screen capture from YouTube video
Amanda Todd saying she has nobody and she needs someone
Examiner.com is reporting that Anonymous claims the bully is a Facebook employee who relentlessly harassed Todd. Jezebel.com questions whether the bully is still an employee at Facebook.
While the name of the man has been published by Anonymous, Digital Journal has decided not to publish his identity at this time because there is no concrete evidence against him.
Anonymous has published documents they allege ties the bully to Todd, as well as some of his personal information.
In an email sent to CTV, Anonymous said:
“We generally don’t like to deal with police first hand but were compelled to put our skills to good use protecting kids. Ironically we have some good people in Vancouver who brought this to our admin’s attention. It’s a very sad story that affects all of us.”
CTV says the alleged bully was in court Monday on unrelated sexual assault and sexual interference charges. The alleged bully told CTV he did know Todd, but that she was merely a friend. He also stated that he told the Royal Canadian Mounted Police the identity of a man in New York who was harassing Todd.
CKNW went to the address listed as the alleged bully's house, but reporters could not get anyone to come to the door. Neighbors told reporters that it is a "known" party house during weekends and that there are "lots of young women coming and going" and that "beer cans are overflowing from a bin on the back porch."
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating Todd's death.