Today, ECPAT filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Doyle Randall Paroline v. Amy Unknown and United States. The case revolves around expanding the right of child pornography victims to receive criminal restitution, not only from those who produced and distributed the images, but also from those who viewed it. All the facts around the case are discussed by James Marsh, who is a well known advocate for the victims of child pornography in the United States, on his blog. Click here to see his blog about the case
ECPAT’s brief asks the Court to rule in favor of the Respondents, Amy Unknown and the United States, giving victims of child sexual exploitation in the United States a much needed—and deserved—right to restitution from their abuser(s). We are so grateful to lawyers at White and Case, ECPAT-USA’s law firm, who offered their pro bono services to write and file the brief.