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 ...
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 ...
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 of child pornography.
Mr. Andolina was ordered to pay $11,000 restitution. The money goes to victims of child pornography shared online by defendants in such cases. He must pay $3,000 to the Marsh Law Firm in San Francisco for the “Utah Victims Clinic.”
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 to 17 ½ years in federal prison.
But earlier this month, in a growing trend, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale also ordered David Rothenberg to pay a total of $142,600 in restitution to nine of the children who appeared in the disturbing digital images. Much of the material involved torture and extreme violence.
Hepburn and James Marsh, a New York attorney who also represents child pornogr...
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 pain survivors felt.
To say that was easier said than done is to understate the obvious. If someone steals a television, an offender might be ordered to pay the victim the cost of replacing it. But what should be the compensation for victims of child porn, whose injuries are complex and life-changing and linger long after the crime itself?
"It was a question of inventing the wheel," Hepburn says, ...
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 he was a boy over a period lasting nearly five years.
The mentor, Antonio Cardenas, pleaded guilty to child sex abuse involving the same alleged victim in 2012 and is now serving a 35-year federal prison sentence.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court.
The group's president and CEO, Nancy Winemiller Basinger, said in a statement Wednesday that the organization was ...
A new lawsuit accuses the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization of not doing enough to stop a mentor from sexually abusing a young boy over nearly a five-year period.
The organization was served with a state civil lawsuit Tuesday that accuses it of being negligent in allowing the alleged abuser, Antonio Cardenas, to be a mentor.
The lawsuit says the alleged victim was 7-years-old when the abuse started in 2004. He is now 20-years-old. He is not named in the lawsuit.
Eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against former Allegheny College Professor of English Kirk Nesset on Dec. 19, 2016. Although Nesset did not produce child pornography, the plaintiffs in the case are some of those who were in the files that Nesset was found guilty of sharing, receiving and possessing. Nesset was reported in an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint to have had 500,000 video and image files of child pornography on a shared drive.
All of the plaintiffs and survivors involved in the case are filed under pseudonyms, and are jointly represented by ...
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 ...
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 ...