Paying Dearly For Child Porn Possession

The victim hired White Plains, N.Y., attorney James Marsh. He said there is no distinction between Hesketh and the people who actually produced the pornography. "The victim is a victim of sexual exploitation caused by this defendant," Marsh said. "This notion that somehow we can excuse the defendant because there is no sexual contact is an affront to the victim."

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Judge Orders Child Porn Consumer To Pay Restitution

New York lawyer James R. Marsh, the victim's attorney and an expert on child abuse law, said Eginton's ruling is unlikely to cause a spike in claims for restitution. That is because, he said, the number of victims who have been identified from seized computer images is tiny - perhaps 200 children. Many of those victims, he said, are still children; they were photographed or videotaped when they were babies. Some victims may not be aware of their legal rights, Marsh said. In other cases, he said, parents may decide that children are better served by not going to court.

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Terms of Enslavement: Web Sites’ Outrageous Service Agreements

"Companies get into trouble when they try to move that content beyond the four corners of their service - that's what Facebook tried to do - and use content for commercial exploits," said James R. Marsh, a lawyer who writes ChildLaw Blog, which first posted news of Facebook's TOS change late last month. In the extreme, he said, "They can take little Susie's pictures on the beach to Playboy, who then has their own license for using it - and you may not even know it. And then what? You're institutionalizing child pornography."

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Commentary on the Congressional Hearing relating to Masha Allen’s adoption


Background and commentary on Masha Allen

Also joining us, James Marsh. This is Masha`s attorney. James... JAMES MARSH, MASHA`S ATTORNEY: Hi, Nancy. GRACE: Hi, friend. What are we going to do about this adoption agency that helped facilitate Masha coming from Russia, straight into the hands of an American pedophile? MARSH: Well, I guess, unfortunately, or fortunately for Masha, we have a lot of potential defendants in this case, because it wasn`t just one adoption agency that helped facilitate this. There were many cooperating agencies involved. This was the agency that did the home study. There`s the ...

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Perv Cools Heels in Prison Hospital; Porn, abuse victim decries treatment of her tormentor

A vile sex offender who adopted a 5-year-old from Russia only to turn her into a sex slave is being treated at the cushy Devens prison hospital - an arrangement that prompted cries of outrage from the now-13-year-old survivor. "Masha feels that treatment is inappropriate and that what (Matthew) Mancuso deserves is punishment for the crimes he committed," said attorney James R. Marsh, who represents Masha Allen.

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Couple Slam Adoption ‘Scam’ Lawyer

Experts say would-be parents in New York and nationwide must beware. "The international adoption business is largely unregulated and fraught with scams - and dashed hopes," said James Marsh, an adoption lawyer in Westchester and senior fellow with the Center for Adoption Research in Massachusetts.

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Al’s Morning Meeting: Fileswapper Busters

Concerned that information about your file-sharing username may have been subpoenaed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)? Check here to see if your username or IP address is on one of the subpoenas filed with the D.C. District Court. This information is drawn from the court's publicly available PACER database and will be updated when that system is updated. The RIAA announced on June 25, 2003, that it will begin suing users of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing. According to the announcement, the RIAA will be targeting users who upload/share "substant...

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The Most Vulnerable Clients – Attorneys Must Deal With Special Issues When Kids Come into Contact with the Courts

In most cases, parents are given between six months and a year to show significant progress toward complying with court orders regarding their behavior. These mandates most often call for parents to undergo drug treatment, get a job, obtain suitable housing or take parenting classes, says James Marsh, founder of the Children's Law Center in Washington, D.C. Parents who fail to comply are stripped of their parental rights, and other permanency arrangements are sought for their children. At least, the thinking goes, the children aren't left in suspended circumstances for ...

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Bill to require clergy to report abuse cases

The measure sounds complex, said James Marsh, director of legal and policy analysis for the Center for Social Work Management, a nationwide watchdog and consulting group. He said people who would be required to report abuse cases might be confused about who they must refer allegations to.

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