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The United States Sentencing Commission recently compiled some damning statistics about child pornography offenders subject to fines and restitution.
The Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act will guarantee that victims receive restitution from every convicted criminal in every case. No longer will victims be relegated to a handful of defendants paying token amounts in just a few dozen cases per year.
Mandatory restitution should be just that—mandatory. Child pornography victims deserve no less than full compensation for their endless online exploitation. Congress must fix the law to restore justice and fairness to a restitution system which has gone seriously awry.
"While I do not necessarily agree with the dissent that “[t]he statute as written allows no recovery,” I certainly agree with the admonition that “Congress [should] fix it.”