“Child pornography harms the children in the images perpetually,” said James Marsh, the New York lawyer who represents Amy. “It leads to the physical abuse of more children. Demand creates supply.”
Marsh said U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the past three decades have upheld the concept that the mere act of viewing child pornography is an act that causes harm to the abused children.
He has filed for restitution for Amy in 310 pending cases nationwide. Marsh said he will stop filing requests when Amy is compensated for the full amount of her damages.
“It doesn’t matter who is paying,” Marsh said. “The goal is to make the victim whole.”