2 results for month: 05/2011

Battle against ‘net child porn sees new front

Hepburn and James Marsh, a New York attorney who represents a victim in another popular child pornography collection, known as the "Misty" series, have filed dozens of requests for restitution against child pornography defendants nationwide, including several defendants who were prosecuted in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In December, U.S. District Judge John Jones ruled that the victim in the "Misty" series, who was sexually abused by an uncle at age 8, was entitled to restitution from Michael Brown of Lebanon County. In March, U.S. District Judge Christopher Connor also ordered Ronald Barkley of Harrisburg to pay damages to the "Misty" ...

Use of restitution law on behalf of sex abuse victims raises philosophical questions

Aggressively seeking restitution from people who've only viewed child porn but haven't produced or distributed it is a tactic that Warren Richey, writing in The Christian Science Monitor, credited to Amy's lawyer, James Marsh of White Plains, N.Y. The strategy has split the federal courts, so the litigation will end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.