Has Amanada Todd’s Online Extortionist Turned Himself In?
UPDATE: Wed. October 17, 2012. Click HERE.
Yesterday I posted “Anonymous Exposes Amanda Todd’s Extortionist | kody1206” which gives the main details about the alleged man who blackmailed Amanda. When Amanda would not meet his request, he posted an image of her exposing her breasts to the students at her school and anywhere else he could think of. This is what initiated Amanda Todd’s bullying. I ended my post “Amanda Todd Tells Her Story of Being Bullied Then Commits Suicide | Video and Photos” with a plea to Anonymous to find out who this man is the black-mailed Amanda….. And they answered.
It has been a whirlwind these past 36 hours. I was not expecting this amount of traffic and range of comments. A lot of emotions have been stirred up. Most people agree with the exposure of Kody Maxson, and a few cold-hearted people feel that Amanda got what she deserved. Additionally, a couple of other high traffic sites picked up the story, too. They are Vice and The Examiner. I occasionally questioned myself about exposing his name directly, then I just remind myself that he is a pedophile – the most vile person on the face of this planet. Even if he is not the one associated with Amanda Todd, he loves underage girls. Yesterday, kody1206 (his online name) scrubbed all the images he had uploaded to jailbait.com website. But ultimately what resulted from my plea to Anonymous is a man by the name of Dakota Maxson has turned himself in to the local police. I cannot confirm the validity of this image. Although it looks as though it may be valid. Just read on….
In turning himself in, this is not an admission of guilt. He may have done so for protection from vigilantes. But it’s not looking good for Kody. Here is the tweet from Anonymous New Jersey, who are the ones that found Kody and uploaded the his DOx to Pastebin. I’m pretty sure NJAnon are the ones that left a comment for me to find that Pastebin file. I checked the IP address and it’s from Denmark, which I would think that Anonymous would be jumping IP’s otherwise they would constantly be arrested. At this time, I do want to state that I do not know the infrastructure of the Anonymous group. Whether this is an actual offshoot from Anonymous or another person who is calling themselves NJAnon, I cannot confirm. That doesn’t matter. NJ Anonymous found the guy and they deserve the credit for exposing yet another pedophile. Nice job!
Got some new intel, A man was arrested in vancover who happened to be named Dakota Maxson for sexual assault charges. http://t.co/A1y0SPCa—
Anonymous New Jersey (@NJAnon) October 16, 2012
CTV News out of Canada also posted online about this man turning himself in. CTV would not provide his name and explained that:
“Though Anonymous has revealed the man’s name and an address online, there is no concrete evidence against him and CTV News has chosen not to publish his identity at this time.”
If this is him, I hope he receives what he deserves from the police and courts. Even if this is not the person who blackmailed Amanda, he is a pedophile.
Just published less than 30 minutes ago on CTV News website is an article “Exploitation group told about Todd case last year” which starts out:
“VANCOUVER — A national child exploitation group received a tip almost a year ago about 15-year-old Amanda Todd, the British Columbia teenager who took her own life last week after being sexually exploited by an online stalker and bullied by her peers.”
I do want to make it clear that my exposure of the Pastebin file from NJAnon is just that. Exposure. Just like he did with Amanda’s image. Now it’s time for the RCMP to do their job. Please, NO vigilantes. The police are on it.
The closing statement on the CTV posting is so true:
“The anonymity of the web is one of the things that facilitates this sort of harassment, and that anonymity also protects the perpetrators,” said Merlyn Horton, founder of the Safe Online Outreach Society.”