2 results for month: 11/2012

Texas court case raises question of whether child-porn viewers should pay restitution to rape victim

In the last four years, Cassell and co-counsel James R. Marsh of New York have filed hundreds of requests for restitution on Amy's behalf, always asking for about $3.3 million from each viewer, primarily for "future psychological care and future lost income." With the money she's already collected, she bought a house, has saved money for her son's education and undergoes therapy several times a week, said her attorney, James Marsh. She even attended oral arguments at the 5th Circuit several months ago, an experience Marsh said she finds "empowering."

In Child Pornography Case, Court Struggles Over How to Compensate Victim

In an interview, one of Amy's attorneys, James Marsh of The Marsh Law Firm, said that he submitted a memorandum dated October 10 asking for the full restitution amount of $3.37 million. As an alternative, Marsh requested a minimum restitution amount of $150,000 in accordance with a law that provides relief to victims of child pornography. Marsh said he was unsure if Kessler failed to receive the memorandum from Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kent. Overall, Marsh said that he was "a little bit perplexed" by Kessler's memorandum order. "The victim is entitled to the full amount of her losses," Marsh said.