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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit: "For damages, child porn victims must show cause"

US v. Laraneta (ILB entry here), an Indiana case decided yesterday by the 7th Circuit, is the subject of this Thomson Reuters article by Terry Baynes headed "For damages, child porn victims must show cause, court says." The article begins:

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Two women who are seeking restitution from a man who viewed pornographic images taken of them when they were children must show that the defendant helped circulate the images, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Chicago, said the two victims must prove a causal link between their losses and a defendant's crime of possessing the images.

The issue, which has divided federal courts, could determine the extent to which victims of child pornography can recover money for medical costs, therapy and lost income from the people convicted of viewing their images.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 15, 2012 09:57 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions