WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court says it will take up a case about when victims of child pornography can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse.
The justices agreed Thursday to review a question that has divided
lower courts: Must there be a link between the crime of viewing child
pornography and the victims’ injuries before victims are entitled to
A woman identified as Amy is seeking financial payments from Texas
resident Doyle Randall Paroline, who pleaded guilty of possessing images
of child pornography on his computer. Amy was among the girls depicted.
Amy is seeking more than $3.3 million from Paroline to cover the cost
of her lost income, attorneys’ fees and psychological care.