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Child sex abuse images matter

James Marsh is probably the USA’s leading lawyer when it comes to representing victims of child sex abuse where an image of the abuse has appeared online. He represented Amy in Amy v. Paroline. It went all the way up to the US Supreme Court. Marsh is quite clear. Victims want every copy or version of an image of their humiliation to be found and deleted as quickly as possible. Pending that, they want access to be restricted to the greatest extent achievable, again as quickly as possible. Knowing this is being done can be crucial to a victim’s prospects of recovery and getting back to any kind of normal life. It is reassuring evidence that the harm done to them is acknowledged, that every practical step is being taken to make things as right as they can be, that justice is being delivered. more

Victory in Congress!! House Passes Major Civil Reform for Child Victims 406-3

The House today passed legislation drafted by Senator Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] to require amateur athletics governing bodies like USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to report sex-abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department.

The bill also reforms Masha's Law found at 18 U.S.C. 2255 by significantly enhancing federal civil remedies for victims of child pornography.

These long-sought critical reforms will empower victims of child pornography to hold offenders responsible not only in criminal court, but in federal civil court as well. Advocates for child pornography victims have been seeking these changes for almost 10 years. We congratulate Congress for passing significant law reform for Olympic and amateur athletes, and victims of child pornography, forced labor trafficking, child sex trafficking, federal sex abuse and interstate prostitution.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PASS THE AVAA! Congress must not and cannot rest until federal criminal restitution reform is finally enacted. Let's build on this victory to pass comprehensive reform for victims of child pornography and online exploitation.


In Supporting the Gymnastics Victims, Judge Aquilina Got It Right

by Paul CassellRecently the country watched Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina allow crime victims—dozens of them—to testify during the sentencing hearing of ... more

Senate Passes AVAA by Unanimous Consent

After several sincere but ultimately failed attempts to pass legislation to simplify and streamline child pornography victim restitution in the federal courts, the Senate has once again demonstrated its commitment to children by ratifying the AVAA late last night by unanimous consent. The United States Senate came together in a bi-partisan coalition of 27 cosponsors, 12 Democrats and 15 Republicans, to do the right thing far from the spotlight, rhetoric, or Twitter feeds.

The real challenge remains the House of Representatives which has steadfastly blocked reform for the past four years.

Now is the time for advocates, victims, and their supporters, to encourage the House to quickly consider and pass Senate Bill 2152. Child pornography restitution reform is long overdue. Let's make 2018 the year when victims of childhood sexual abuse and online exploitation get the help and support they need. The Senate's right, left, and everyone in between has spoken decisively. Now it's up to the House to join them.


More and better compensation for victims of child sex abuse

Things are moving on in the USA. People are campaigning to get more and better compensation for victims of child sex abuse that results in images of the abuse being made and distributed over the internet. Well done James Marsh, the brilliant lawyer who will not let this go. more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

Former Scout leader in Uxbridge, teacher’s aide in Northbridge sentenced to 12 years for child porn

A former Uxbridge Cub Scout leader and Northbridge High School instructional aide was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distribution ... more

Broward lawyer owes child pornography victims $142,600, judge rules in growing national trend

When a Broward lawyer was convicted of possessing more than 1,000 child pornography photos and videos, which he viewed at home and at his law firm, he was sentenced ... more

Breaking the silence, easing the anguish

She met James Marsh, a New York lawyer working on the same issue. Soon, the two were seeing clients individually, but collaborating on finding a way to quantify the ... more

Utah Big Brothers Big Sisters sued for sex abuse by mentor

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization has been sued by a man who says the group did not do enough to stop a former mentor from sexually abusing him when ... more