Paying Amy:  Doyle Paroline owned two pornographic pictures of an 8-year-old girl. How much should he have to pay?

By Emily Bazelon, Slate, 

Countless numbers of people have seen the pictures of 8-year-old “Amy,” as she is called in court documents, being sexually abused by her uncle. She has claimed lifetime damages—in lost income, counseling costs, and attorney’s fees—of $3.4 million.
In January, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Doyle Randall Paroline, who was caught with two pictures of Amy among 280 illegal images and was found liable by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit for the full amount of the restitution Amy pagetemplate-1, who is now 24, has claimed. The 5th Circuit said it was up to Paroline—not Amy—to find the other men who could also be on the hook for restitution and go after them for contributions.

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