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Restitution for Child Victims Returns to the Supreme Court

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    Restitution for Child Victims Returns to the Supreme Court By James R. Marsh on November 27, 2012 Today, the Marsh Law Firm, along with co-counsel Paul G.
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      Restitution for Child Victims Returns to the Supreme Court                                       
      By James R. Marsh on November 27, 2012

      Today, the Marsh Law Firm, along with co-counsel Paul G. Cassell and Carol L. Hepburn, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court.

      Almost 20 years ago, Congress enacted the Mandatory Restitution for Sexual Exploitation of Children Statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2259, to benefit victims of federal child pornography crimes, including petitioners like Amy and Vicky, whose child sex abuse images are traded and collected over the internet by countless individuals worldwide....

      The question presented in this cert petition is whether the Mandatory Restitution for Sexual Exploitation of Children Statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2259, excuses a defendant from paying restitution for the itemized loss categories unless there is proof that the victim’s losses were the proximate result of an individual defendant’s child pornography crime.

      The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether or not to grant this petition early next year. If the Court decides to hear the case, oral arguments and a decision are likely this term which ends on October 1, 2013.
      http://goo.gl/EjCey
      http://www.childlaw.us/2012/11/restitution-for-child-victims-.html

      describes abuse

      More boys sexually abused at M'sian orphanage: NGO
      Asia News Network By R.S.N. Murali in Malacca/The Star | Asia News Network – Fri, Nov 23, 2012

      Malacca (The Star/ANN) - An NGO has claimed that more underage boys are being sexually abused at a government home for boys in Durian Daun in the Malaysian state of Malacca.

      Three boys, aged 13 and 14, lodged police reports on Nov 12 at the state police headquarters in Malacca, Malaysian Welfare and Social Organisation (Perbak) president Muhammad Khairul Hafiz claimed....
      http://goo.gl/zCKfc http://sg.news.yahoo.com/more-boys-sexually-abused-msian-orphanage-ngo-090002503.html  
       
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