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Supreme Court Overturns Payment To Victim Of Child Porn

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(Washington, D.C.) The Supreme Court today overturned a ruling that would have paid a victim of child pornography $3.4 million.

In a 5-4 ruling, the justices said courts can order people convicted of child pornography to pay restitution to their victims, but only if there is strong proof of the losses of the victim in relation to the actions of the pornographer.

The case involved a woman known in court papers by the pseudonym "Amy."

She was raped when she as 8 and 9 years old and photos of her have been going around the internet with her losses calculated at nearly $3.4 million.

The money is intended to cover the cost of her psychological care, lost income and attorneys' fees.

Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke for the court saying the appellate judges went too far blaming one man who had two images of 'Amy' for all of her losses and telling the man to pay the entire $3.4 million.

Judges for 'Amy' argued every person with her photos on their computer should have to pay $3.4 million.

Several justices encouraged the courts to rewrite the law making it more specific.

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