The 5th Stands Alone: Appeals Court Rules on Causation Issue in Child Porn Restitution Case

, Texas Lawyer


For the better part of four years, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been dealing with In Re Amy Unknown, an appeal involving a child pornography victim who sought restitution from two criminal defendants convicted of possessing illegal images of her.

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  • Miguel J. Cervantes

    Having been involved in a few"possession" , of child pornography cases, it appears to me that when a victim claims to have victimized by a defendant and demands restitution, there must be a showing that the defendant's action proximately and directly caused the harm. My premise is the people , including internet providers ,who distribute the "porn" are necessary parties and directly involved in the harm and should be held financially liable even more than the criminal.

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