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Judge OK's $1,000 restitution in child porn case

Judge OK's $1,000 restitution in child porn case

A federal judge in Minnesota has approved a $1,000 restitution award in a child pornography case.
Federal judges have in recent months struggled to decide whether someone who possesses an abusive image is directly responsible for harming a child. Restitution awards have ranged from nothing to over $3 million.
U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Schiltz warned Monday that determining restitution in such cases will not get any easier.
James Marsh, who is representing a victim seeking restitution in 400 cases nationwide, said that in this case the defendant, Brandon Buchanan, has limited means and that the $1,000 settlement is the best use of his resources.
Buchanan is serving a 7 1/2-year prison sentence for possessing child pornography.


Updated : 2021-02-26 13:29 GMT+08:00