Thursday, March 15, 2012

Court awards $240,000 to CP victim in default judgment

In Larsen v. Larsen, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34179 (D. Minn. 2012), the court awarded a victim of child pornography a default judgment of $240,000 for emotional distress and psychological treatment.

The suit was brought against the victim's uncle who adopted him at age eleven, began abusing him shortly thereafter, and posted videos of him from a hidden camera in the bathroom on the Internet. The victim, now an adult, originally brought suit against his uncle (who is serving a 25-year prison term) and anonymous downloaders, but ultimately dismissed the downloaders.


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