January 20, 2014

Supreme Court battles over what child p*rnography viewer owes victims- by Cheryl Wetzstein, Washington Times


Supreme Court battle over what child pornography viewer owes victim

by Cheryl Wetzstein, Washington Times - January 20, 2014

"The Supreme Court will delve into the sordid world of child pornography this week with a case that could break legal ground in the fight to curb juvenile porn - whether victims can seek full damages not only from their abusers but also from the people who produce, distribute and possess the illegal images.


The case, which the high court will hear Wednesday, has the potential to rock the secretive world of child pornography. Few people's fortunes could withstand rulings that require multimillion-dollar payouts to dozens, even hundreds, of victims.

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Forcing offenders to pay full restitution to a victim "does nothing but good," said Donna Rice Hughes , president of Enough is Enough, one of the anti-pornography advocates closely watching the case. It is well-known, she said, that every time child pornography is viewed, "the victim is re-victimized." For full story, click here.


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