Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Child Porn Victim Restitution

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 Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Child Porn Victim Restitution

 

A few months ago, I reported that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a woman, was entitled to restitution from a Texas resident and a New Orleans resident , both of whom pleaded guilty in separate cases to possessing child pornography that included images of the woman.

At the end of the article that I posted, one of the attorneys for the defendants suggested that he would ask the Supreme Court to review the ruling.

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.  The legal question is how much are the defendants required to pay in restitution under the 1994 Mandatory Restitution for Sexual Exploitation of Children Act.  The woman says that the defendant is liable for the full amount of her injury – such as counseling and loss of future income – while each defendant asserts that he should only be liable for his individual role. The woman has claimed $3.4 million in damages for this law suit alone.

Court papers indicate that more than 150 courts have awarded Amy restitution but these defendants are the only one to go before the Supreme Court.

Oral arguments and a decision are due in the court’s next term, which begins in October and ends in June 2014.

The case is Paroline v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court, 12-8561.

 

 

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