Child Pornography


Hatch and Corwin Editorial: A Lifeline for Victims of Child Pornography

Child pornography leaves in its wake a trail of tragedy and shattered life. While public policy may never eradicate this evil altogether, it can at least alleviate the suffering of its victims. That’s exactly what Senator Hatch has sought to do with a groundbreaking new proposal that will provide justice for victims of child pornography.In an effort to update our laws for the digital age, Senator Hatch has introduced the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act, named after the victims of some of the most widely circulated child pornography series ...

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Marsh Law Firm Supported Child Victim Bill Passes U.S. Senate

The Senate today by unanimous consent passed legislation led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sex-abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department.Most importantly for victims of child pornography, the bill reforms Masha's Law found at 18 U.S.C. 2255 by significantly enhancing federal ...

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VG Exposed the Largest Child Sexual Abuse Forum. It was Run by the Police.

It is January 2017. At this point the two have been running the Childs Play website for three months. Under their supervision, thousands of members have shared photos and videos of children being sexually abused. A Norwegian member boasted of abusing children in his own family. Some members got together in person to commit abuse, which they filmed and shared on the forum.It’s understandable that Jon and Paul look shocked. Finding them was thought to be impossible. The website they operate is on the so-called “dark web”. Encryption was supposed to keep the ...

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Former Pennsylvania professor sued by child pornography victims

Eight women who appeared as children in illegal pornography have sued a former Pennsylvania college professor, saying they are owed damages because he owned and traded images of them being sexually abused.The women, who are given pseudonyms in the lawsuit, accuse Kirk Nesset, a former English and creative writing professor at Allegheny College in Meadville, of harming them by possessing and trading their pornographic images.“Victims of child pornography are constantly aware that their child sex abuse images will never disappear,” lawyers Carol Hepburn of Seattle ...

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Former professor, in prison over child porn, faces civil lawsuit from alleged victims

PITTSBURGH — Three adults, acting on behalf of eight girls allegedly victimized in the production of child pornography, are suing federal prison inmate Kirk Nesset, a former professor at Allegheny College, alleging that he possessed pornography with the victims' images.Jane Doe, Jane Roe and John Doe filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Nesset, alleging harm by Nesset's actions that led to a 76-month prison sentence.According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the girls suffered damages ...

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Child pornography victims sue former Macon banker for restitution

Last week, three women filed a federal lawsuit against Anderson, 53, alleging their pictures were among the more than 300 images of child pornography that federal investigators determined Anderson had in his possession. Anderson, a former Colonial Bank employee, was arrested April 24, 2006.Identified by the pseudonyms “Amy,” “Vicky” and “Alice,” the women are seeking compensation. Amy and Vicky each are asking for $150,000 and other losses a judge deems appropriate. An amount for Alice’s compensation isn’t specified in the lawsuit.The suit, filed in ...

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James R. Marsh Chosen for International Children’s Rights Conference

Children’s and Young People's Rights in the Digital AgeConcerns that children’s rights are being newly infringed rather than enhanced in the digital age are often raised by researchers, child rights’ advocates, and internet governance experts. Children’s needs and experiences in the digital age are often neglected in high-level debates about global internet provision and governance and children’s rights are treated as a minority interest and seen as demanding exceptional treatment from adult society. Further, current debates frequently emphasise the risks ...

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Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham sued by two child porn victims

Former state Rep. Keith Farnham has been sued while he languishes in prison by two minors who claim they appear in child pornography found on the Elgin Democrat’s computer.The minors sued Farnham this week under the pseudonyms “Erin” and “Fiona,” claiming they were “repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted in order to produce child pornography.” They said Farnham used an Illinois House of Representatives computer to download, store and trade some of those images.“Unlike victims of a time-limited trauma, victims of child pornography are continuously ...

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Children sue former state Rep. Farnham over child pornography videos

Two children have sued former state Rep. Keith Farnham for more than $150,000 in damages, saying they appeared in pornographic videos he was sent to prison for downloading.The lawsuit uses the pseudonyms Erin and Fiona, who argue the acts that were recorded caused them "long -- lasting and permanent harm. Unlike victims of a time -- limited trauma, victims of child pornography are continuously aware that their child sex abuse images will never disappear," the lawsuit reads.Farnham, an Elgin Democrat, started serving a prison term last year. His imprisonment ...

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Two child porn victims sue ex-state legislator now in prison

Imprisoned former state Rep. Keith Farnham has been sued by two underage girls who contend the Elgin Democrat downloaded sexually graphic videos and images of them.The suit, which asks for damages of at least $150,000, was filed under a federal law enabling victims to recoup money from those who possess child pornography. The suit noted that while serving as a state representative, Farnham co-sponsored two bills to increase penalties for child pornography crimes. He also received "significant campaign contributions" from the child advocacy organization Stand for ...

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