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Skidmore Student Found Responsible for Attack Suspended for Additional Two Years

On Wednesday, Kiefer was informed that her attacker would be given a two-year suspension. She said she initially hesitated to share the news.“Then I decided, ‘You know what? These people have been by my side 100 percent this whole time, and I want them to know what’s going on.’ I want them to be a part of this because they’ve been a part of it, and I think it feels good to me to share that.”Kiefer said she was satisfied to know that her attacker would not return to Skidmore during her tenure, but said the two-year suspension feels “incomplete.”...

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Sexual Assault Decision Expected at Skidmore College

The issue of campus sexual violence has reached Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. During the next week, the school administration is expected to decide whether a male student who was found to have violated the school's sexual misconduct policy will be allowed to re-enroll. He was suspended for a year amid accusations he raped a female student.Jacob Reiskin, editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, Skidmore News, said students are calling for the male student to be suspended — but the school's policy doesn't require it.

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Should Shattuck-St. Mary’s have old police about accused teacher’s child pornography in 2003?

James Marsh, an attorney in New York who represents victims of child pornography in federal court said the school should have reported the images."Tucking it away for 10 years ... prevented law enforcement from investigating crimes that may have taken place by Mr. Seibel no matter where he was in the last 20, 30 years."In Marsh's view, ''The only defense to the possession of child pornography is that you immediately turn it over to the police. There's no exception for a school.''Unlike allegations of an event or second-hand rumor, child pornography is direct ...

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In re Amy Unknown: Restitution from Downloaders of Child Porn?

Guest James Marsh is a New York attorney doing ground-breaking work to obtain restitution for victims of child porn from downloaders. The Fifth Circuit recently held in favor of two victims, while other jurisdictions have refused to extend restitution to downloaders.

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Challenges lie ahead in child pornography lawsuits

New York attorney James Marsh pushed for a law Congress passed in 2006 that increased penalties for child pornography criminals and made it easier for victims to sue. Anderson filed the lawsuit under Masha's Law, named after one of Marsh's clients -- a girl adopted from Russia by a man in the U.S. who turned out to be a pedophile.But Marsh himself has only used civil litigation on a limited basis, choosing instead to put pressure on federal prosecutors to seek restitution for victims in criminal cases.Marsh said there are two main reasons lawsuits in child porn ...

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Restitution for Victims of Child Porn

Federal judges are now being asked to consider whether someone convicted of possessing child porn should pay restitution to the children in those images. "Amy," as she's known in court papers, is now 20; but when she was 8 or 9 her uncle took pictures of her that are among the most circulated child porn images. She's using the Crime Victims Rights Act of 2004 to win millions of dollars in court-ordered damages from people who use those abusive images of her. We speak with Amy's attorney, James Marsh, and Jonathan Shapiro, who is defending a man who has been ordered to ...

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