State Appeals Court: No Restitution for Mother of Child Pornography Victim
Oct. 6, 2016 – A state appeals court has ruled that the mother of a child pornography victim cannot receive restitution from a defendant despite the mother’s argument that he caused her family financial losses by viewing illegal images of her daughter on the internet.
The mother sought $60,000 in restitution from David Tarlo, who pled guilty to possessing child pornography, including an image of the mother’s child.
The mother noted that the images were previously produced and disseminated on the internet by her husband, convicted and jailed for this crime. Tarlo obtained and viewed the image via the internet, as did five other people that the mother knew about.
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