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U.S. Supreme Court to hear argument for restitution payments to child porn victims

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Paul Cassell, a University of Utah Law Professor, is scheduled to make an argument in front of the U.S. Supreme Court that any person who views or distributes a pornographic image of a child  should be held liable for restitution to the exploited child.

If the court rules in favor of this issue, to be determined would be whether each offender found guilty of the charge would be required to  pay the full restitution amount awarded by the court, or  a proportionate amount based on the offense.

Many states are interested in stamping out child pornography and are already on board with the concept and await the ruling.

Utah law professor to make case for child-porn victims, from the Salt Lake Tribune.



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  1. Babs94540 says:

    Oh, bravo to this law professor!! KUDOS from me! Its about f**king time, if you’ll pardon the expletive, to make those who collect and share child pornography pay for contributing to the abuse of children in a way that hurts really bad: right up their wallet.

    Yes, slap their psychopathic asses with a heavy fine for participating in any way, in this perversion that relies on the criminal abuse of minor children for its very existence.

    I wish that TV show where they set up stings to catch child molesters was still on, that was brilliant also.

    The porongrpahers themselves, those involved in actually exploiting the children / having sex with children, or those who are involved in filming it, in human trafficking (buying and selling children for the purposes of sexual exploitation), particularly parents or guardians who betray their position of trust and do this to their own children, ought to go to jail, like, permanently, but ALSO making those who collect and share child porn pay… well, that’s brilliant, and long overdue.

    I hope this legislation passes, I really do.



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