US Supreme Court Sets Aside $3.4 Million Verdict for Child Porn Victim … SCOTUS Says: May Claim Damages from Every Person Caught with Illegal Images

The case was Paroline vs. United States:

The SCOTUS has setaside a$3.4 million verdict again a Texas man named Doyle Paroline. The 5-4 decision upholds part of the Violence Against Women Act which calls for restitution to victims of child pornography, but it has some up with a compromise position on how to set the monetary amount.  The SCOTUS majority opinion says those who possess the child porn images must pay something because they have contributed to the abuse. In essence, the Court ruled that a federal district court judge must calculate how much to assess against Paroline personally. The WAPO points out that the 5-4 decision was not the typical SCOTUS left-right split, which although the opinions were based on different rationals, at least issues like child porn are dealt with not along political lines.

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Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

But justices rejected the idea that a single person who possesses such images may be assessed the full amount due to the victim, setting aside a $3.4-million verdict against a Texas man in a favor of a woman whose childhood rape was photographed and widely circulated on the Internet.

The 5-4 decision upholds part of the Violence Against Women Act which calls for restitution to victims of child pornography, but it adopts a middle-ground position on how to set the amount.  It said those who possess the images must pay something because they have contributed to the abuse.

“It makes sense to spread the payment among a larger number of offenders in amounts more closely in proportion to their respective causal roles and their own circumstances,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy. “This would serve the twin goals of helping the victim achieve eventual restitution for all of her child pornography losses and impressing upon offenders the fact that child pornography crimes, even simple possession, affect real victims.”

His opinion in Paroline vs. United States leaves it to federal judges to decide on the proper amount in each case.

The case began when a young women using the name “Amy” learned the photos of her sexual abuse as an 8 year old child were circulating on the Internet. Sadly, it was her uncle, Eugene Zebroski, that was her abuser. Initially, a federal judge refused to order Paroline to pay restitution because there was no proof his offense caused or contributed to Amy’s abuse. However, a federal appeals court in New Orleans would overturn that decision and ruled for Amy and said Paroline was responsible for paying the full amount she had sought, a total of $3.4 million.

Paroline was among an estimated 71,000 people worldwide who viewed the attacks.

The full decisions can be read HERE.

Much, much more at the SCOTUS Blog, Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn.

Each individual — among hundreds and maybe thousands — found guilty of keeping and looking at images of a child being sexually abused must pay the victim something more than a “trivial” sum, but none of them can be required to pay for all that the victim has lost, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a five-to-four decision.

The ruling in the case of Paroline v. United States, settling a dispute among lower courts on a mandatory law of restitution to victims of child pornography, refused to establish a specific formula for allocating the financial blame, telling federal trial judges to “do their best,” with a few suggestions for starting points.  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion.

SICK, SICK, SICK: Bus Stop in Barcelona, Spain Has Ad for ‘Abuse-Free’ Child Pornography Removed … Why Was it There in the First Place?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!

When is the world going to get serious about the exploitation of children? A bus stop in Barcelona, Spain had a poster advertizing  pedophilia and child porn.  The poster called for “abuse-free child pornography.”  HUH? Oh yeah, abuse free child porn, like that actually exists. The ad actually called for adults to send naked pics of themselves when they were children. This is supposed to some how be an “abuse-free” for of child porn. There are some really twisted people out there.  I am not quite sure which is worse, the sick and disgusting ad promoting pedophilia and child porn in this manner, or the fact that some advertizing firm actually accepted money and thought it was perfectly okay to published such material in public. Or was this some sick joke by an employee who thought this was funny? The ads were actually locked inside a glass display case, which indicated the only an individual with a key from the ad form could access the case. Thankfully, the ads have been removed and other bus stops have been inspected to ensure there were no other ads.

NO to CP

A poster appearing to promote pedophilia has been removed from a bus stop display near the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, officials say.

JCDecaux, the advertising firm that maintains billboards at the bus stops, said the poster called for “abuse-free child pornography,” ThinkSpain reported Thursday.
The poster bore the word “Freedom” in large letters over the image of a semi-naked little girl. The text of the ad said, “Send us naked photos of when you were a child. For child pornography without abuse. +18 Yes to Pedophilia “ No to Abuse.”

26 Year Old Father Jonathan Adleta Given Two Life Sentences for Henious Sex Crimes Against His Own Kids … “This defendant is guilty of … the destruction and scarring of his own children.” (Update: Mother Sentnced to 54 Years on Child Porn Charges)

Finally, a judge with some common sense hands down a sentence where the sex predator will never touch another innocent child again.

The following sex crimes case might be one of the sick and most egregious ever seen in the Sunshine state. A father who, along with his wife, planned before the they were born to sexually abuse their children

26 year old Jonathan Adleta, a sex predator and deviant like we hope we never see again, was sentenced to two life terms in prison in Orlando, Florida federal court for the unthinkable and “heinous” sex crime against his two children and the child of another woman. Jonathan Adleta had been convicted in September 2013 of transporting minors across a state line to engage in a sex act and conspiracy. Upon handing down the sentence ti this monster, U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr. said of  Jonathan Adleta, “this defendant is guilty of … the destruction and scarring of his own children.” His wife. 29 year old Sarah Adleta, who took part in the sexual abuse, was sentenced to 54 years in prison. She pleaded guilty to producing child pornography with her children as subjects.

Parents Plan Sexual Abuse – Most Vile Story Ever

An Orlando jury convicted Adleta on Sept. 12 of two charges: transporting minors across a state line to engage in a sex act and conspiracy.
On Monday, Dalton handed down two life sentences. He could have given Adleta as little as five years. Instead, he went with the government’s recommendation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Gable described Adleta’s acts as “despicable and egregious. … The defendant is a grave danger to children.”
The judge agreed, saying he chose two life terms, in part, because he believes Adleta would offend again.

“This defendant is guilty of the sexual exploitation of his own children,” Dalton said.

Evidence at Adleta’s trial showed that he abused his son and daughter and the child of another woman, children who ranged in age from 1 to 4.

To make matters worse, if possible after the hideous crimes of this scum bag, after the Adletas’ marriage ended, Jonathan found a new girlfriend, Samantha Bryant, who also had a daughter. Samantha Bryant told jurors at Adleta’s trial that she let him molest her daughter, too. OMG, HOW DOES A MOTHER LET A MAN MOLEST THEIR CHILDREN!!! Bryant was also charged with and pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her daughter and allowing him to abuse the girl.

Former Marine Officer to Face Sex Abuse Sentencing.

A man whose parenting plan was detailed during a graphic child-sex trial in Orlando federal court this year will soon learn how much prison time he will serve for his crimes.

His ex-wife, 29-year-old Sarah Adleta, served as a key witness for prosecutors, explaining how having sex with their two children was part of their family parenting plan — even after they divorced.

Prosecutors said Jonathan Adleta had a “sexual appetite” for his own daughter and dreamed of the day when he could have “daddy-daughter sex.”

1980′s English Rock Star Steven Morrissey Says, “I see No Difference Between Eating Animals and Pedophilia”

Why can’t these people just sing and not sell us about their bizarro social politics that just makes us despise them? As Laura Ingram writes, ‘SHUT UP AND SING’.

Looks like I will be putting all my Morrissey and Smith CD’s on Ebay. 1980′s English rock star Morrissey said in an interview, “I see no difference between eating animals and pedophilia.” Um seriously dude? Damn, and I used to actually love his music. But once again we are witness to another “tolerant” liberal who actually makes such a nonsensical statement that the killing of an animal for a food source is the same as the rape of a child. What is wrong with these people? This fool went on to say, “If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.” Isn’t it amazing that we can respect him for his choices and life style, but Morrissey cannot seem to provide the same courtesy to others. Oh those tolerant moonbats.

A note to the misguided singer, eating animals is legal, pedophilia is a crime. They are hardly the same you moron.

Hey Morrissey, Carrots are People Too

Save-a-Carrot

The Blaze:

1980?s English rock star Steven Morrissey said in an online interview this week that he doesn’t see a difference between eating meat and pedophilia.

“I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia (sic),” he said, responding to a question about what’s motivated him to be a vegetarian. “They are both rape, violence, murder.”

“If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away,” the former frontman for The Smiths continued. Imagine, for example, if you were in a nightclub and someone said to you ‘Hello, I enjoy bloodshed, throat-slitting and the destruction of life,’ well, I doubt if you’d want to exchange phone numbers.”

Jesse Ryan Loskarn, Senator Lamar Alexander’s (R-TN) Chief of Staff Arrested Wednesday on Charges of Possessing & Distributing Child Porn

YIKES … TENNESSEE SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER’S CHIEF OF STAFF ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF CHILD PORN.

The Politico is reporting that Jesse Ryan Loskarn, Senator Lamar Alexander’s (TN-R) Chief of Staff was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the US Postal Inspection Service on charges of possessing and distributing child porn. Isn’t that special. Loskarn was arrested at his home in Washington, DC and led out in handcuffs Authorities searched his home and also searched his computer in Alexander’s office. Loskarn is expected to be arraigned on Thursday morning in federal court; however, he was immediately placed on administrative leave without pay.

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff was arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Justice Department said.

Jesse Ryan Loskarn — who goes by his middle name — is expected to be arraigned on Thursday morning in federal court.

“Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, of Washington, D.C., was arrested this afternoon by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service based on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography charges,” a Justice Department spokesman said in a statement. “He remains in custody pending a court hearing that is expected to be scheduled for tomorrow at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C.”

Postal Service agents searched Loskarn’s home earlier in the day, and then took him into custody. Loskarn’s computer in Alexander’s office was also searched, with the senator’s permission, Senate sources said.

Statement from Sen. Alexander:

“I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel’s office that law enforcement agents are conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff of my Washington, D.C., office regarding allegations involving child pornography. I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned.”

JUST ONE MORE REASON TO VOTE FOR TENNESSEE STATE CONGRESSMAN JOE CARR IN THE 2014 GOP TENNESSEE SENATE PRIMARY!!!

Project Spade: 348 People Arrested in International Child Porn Ring Bust …386 Children Have Been Rescued

PROJECT SPADE BUSTS INTERNATIONAL CHILD PORN RING …

One of the largest commercial child pornography ring ever has been uncovered and busted in Canada. At last count, 348 people have been arrested in “Project Spade” (VIDEO) from over 50 countries and a reported 386 children have been rescued. As reported at Inside Toronto, police traced the internet connection to a Toronto man who was running an “exploitation” movie production and distribution company. “This company operated a website known as www.azovfilms.com where customers from around the world could place orders to have movies sent to them through the mail or through the internet.  At the center of the child porn ring is 42 year old  Brian Way.  This low life, oh alleged low life, faces 24 charges of making, possessing, distributing, exporting and selling the explicit images of boys, ranging in ages from toddlers to teens.

In all because of the Project Spade investigation, 108 Canadians have been arrested, 50 in Ontario, of whom at least 20 have so far pleaded guilty to various charges. Another 76 Americans face charges. Internationally, another 164 are before the courts and many more are still under investigation.

They have also laid a charge of instructing a criminal organization, the first time this has been done in relation to a child pornography investigation. It is a charge more usually associated with gangs or organized crime.

“This case has really challenged people to reconsider what nudism and child modelling are,” said Toronto police Detective-Constable Lisa Belanger, who led the investigation. “It’s caused countries around the world to look at this material and ask whether it’s OK for doctors, teachers, daycare providers and hockey coaches to be buying this kind of material. Countries from South Africa to Australia, Isle of Man to Hong Kong and Spain have all said it’s not OK. I think it’s going to have ripple effects everywhere.”

CNN:

A three-year investigation into an exploitative Toronto-based film company has netted nearly 350 arrests and rescued more than 380 children from sexual abuse, police said Thursday.

Law enforcement from all over the world, primarily in Eastern Europe and the United States, worked with Toronto police since 2010 to arrest those who produced child pornography and those who purchased it.

The owner of the film company, Brian Way, has been in jail since 2011 awaiting trial, and the producers who made the illegal films have been convicted in their home countries, Toronto police Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins said.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests will be made, but authorities decided it was time to share with the public the scope of its operation, known as Project Spade.

Among the 348 people arrested in the international child sex abuse investigation were 40 teachers, six law enforcement personnel, nine pastors or priests and some doctors and nurses, Beaven-Desjardins said.

Throughout the investigation, 386 children have been rescued, she said, referring to their removal from situations where they were being abused.

UPDATE I: David Scott Engle, from Lake Lucerne, Washington, is believed to be the first US child sex offender officially identified as someone caught by investigators from Project Spade.

A youth baseball coach was exposed as a prolific pedophile in one of the world’s biggest ever child porn busts, it can be revealed today.

David Scott Engle is believed to be the first American child sex offender officially identified as someone caught by investigators from Project Spade.

Last month MailOnline reported Engle, a divorce lawyer from Lake Lucerne in Washington, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after amassing thousands of child pornography images.

The 50-year-old will now stand trial on child rape charges after investigators found dozens of videos of him allegedly carrying out sickening sexual assaults on two boys.

UPDATE II: CTV – Two London men charged in Project Spade pornography investigation have court dates within a month.

David Rock, 52, charged with two counts of possessing child pornography and one count of accessing it, has a court date of Dec. 13 for a preliminary hearing.

William Allard, 38, has a court date of Nov. 29.

Anthony Ryckman, 42, pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing, making and accessing child pornography, and two counts of voyeurism.

Ryckman was sentenced to 23 months in jail and three years of probation. He has been ordered not to associate with anyone under 16 and given a DNA order and forfeiture order.

Ryckman will also be on the sex offender registry for life.

53 Year Old Nudist in Palm Beach County, FL Arrested … Claims Pics of 3 Daughters not Child Porn, But Instead “Regular Family Portraits of a Naturist Family”

Child Porn or Nudist pics, you make the call …

53 year old Brian Martens has been arrested and charged one count of producing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography after having taken “pornographic” pictures of his 3 young daughters and sharing them with other men. It appears that Martens is proving a different and pathetic kind of defense stating that the pics were not child porn, but instead the pictures “are regular family portraits of a naturist family.” Hmm, Brian Martens may also have land to sell you in the Everglades …  Martens is a former resident of the Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in Loxahatchee Groves, FL. However as reported at ABC News, federal magistrate Judge Bill Matthewman said in court on Wednesday that the images of the girls, aged 8 to 12, were suggestive enough that Martens should stand trial.  Judge Bill Matthewman said that many of the photos the court has reviewed are lascivious and they are, in the court’s opinion, sexually explicit.”  If convicted Martens faces a maximum sentence of 30 years for producing child pornography and an additional 20 years if convicted of receiving child porn.

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A South Florida nudist, arrested on charges that he helped take pornographic photographs of his three young daughters and shared them with other men, is putting on an unusual defense.

Brian Martens, 53, who was living at a nudist colony in Palm Beach County, is arguing that there is nothing pornographic about the pictures and that they are regular family portraits of a naturist family.

Federal prosecutors say they believe several of the photographs are clearly inappropriate and the final judgment call should lie with a trial jury. A grand jury has already voted there was enough evidence to indict Martens on one count of producing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography.

The three girls have been taken away from Martens by the Florida Department of Children & Families following Vanaman’s arrest. The children are currently in foster care; however, Martens’ attorney said the girls will be returned to their mother in Illinois, who knew about and supported their decision to live in a nudist community. Great, sounds like they are headed to another irresponsible parent.

Professional photographer, Leslie Grey Vanaman, who  owned A Shade of Grey Photography was already tried and convicted of child porn and is currently serving a 60 year sentence.

Vanaman is serving 60 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of receiving and possessing child pornography — including the photographs of Martens’ daughters and other children, prosecutors said. Vanaman already had a 2004 state conviction in New Jersey of possessing child pornography downloaded from the Internet, court records show.

For what it is worth, Marten’s defense attorney James Eisenberg, never gave his permission for the explicit pic of a close-up shot of one of the girl’s genital area to be shot. Reports say that the father cried when he was shown the pictures; however, upon review Marten’s computer shows a much, much different story.

Marten’s attorney James Eisenberg agreed that one of the photographs is child pornography — one the judge described as a close-up shot of one of the girl’s genital area — but said his client did not know the photograph was taken and never gave his permission for it to be shot. Martens hired a professional family photographer to take family portraits, Eisenberg said.

[...]

“He cried as he viewed the images,” Galler said.

Martens told the agents he only gave permission for Vanaman to take naturist photos.

But further analysis of Vanaman’s computer revealed a very different story, Galler told the judge. Martens had signed releases and received on several occasions more than 50 photographs that contained child pornography of the three girls taken between 2010 and 2012, Galler said.

Agents also found emails between Martens, Vanaman and a third man in which they discussed Vanaman’s “craft” and “the sensuality and sexuality” of the images.

Prison Justice: David Renz Who is Accused of Murdering a Syracuse Woman & Raping her 10 Year Old Daughter During a Carjacking Beaten in Jail

This is why you do not give pedophiles the benefit of the doubt …

I guess it is true, there is some honor amongst thieves and a certain amount of prison justice afforded to those who even offend the sensibilities of criminals. However, the sad and pathetic part of this case is that so many mistakes were made and benefits of the doubt given to this pedophile that it became an accident waiting to happen. Let this be a lesson, there is no such thing as a one time pedophile and they will escalate their crimes to meet their sick needs.

29 year old David Renz was beaten in jail after he was arrested for allegedly murdering a Syracuse Woman and raping her 10 year old daughter following a carjacking.  It is too bad they didn’t do more. I guess there is always prison for this POS to look forward to. Renz had a swollen face and tissues stuffed up both nostrils when he appeared in federal court Friday to face a probation violation charge. The assault took place at the Onondaga County Justice Center David J. Renz of Cicero  kidnapped Lori Bresnahan, 47, a library media specialist with the Liverpool School District, and her daughter Saturday night in front of the Great Northern Mall in the Town of Clay. Lori Bresnahan later died from stab wounds and her daughter some how miraculously escaped the vehicle and was helped by a motorist.  Renz was charged with first degree rape, first degree kidnapping, first and second degree murder.

 Authorities say a man accused of killing a Syracuse woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter during a carjacking was beaten and suffered a broken nose on his first day in jail.

The Post-Standard, of Syracuse, reports that David Renz had a swollen face and tissues stuffed up both nostrils when he appeared in federal court Friday to face a probation violation charge.

His attorneys say Renz was assaulted by other inmates at the Onondaga County Justice Center, where he was taken following his arrest Thursday night.

Sheriff Kevin Walsh told the newspaper he was looking into why Renz was put into a holding area with other prisoners.

The Sherriff Kevin Walsh and Renz’s attorney wondered why Renz was put into a holding area with other prisoners. HUH? I am wondering why this scum bag was even out to cause havoc on the American public. Renz had previously been charged in January 2013 with possession of child pornography and allowed to remain free under terms that included staying off the Internet and away from places including schools, parks and arcades. Because we all know that human pieces of waste like this do exactly what they are told. Guess what, here comes the shock of all shocks … the pedophile did nothing according to his probation. Renz deactivated his electronic monitoring device off his ankle before he viscously attached 47 year old Lori A. Bresnahan and her 10 year old daughter.

Before Renz attacked 47-year-old Lori A. Bresnahan and a 10-year-old girl in the Great Northern Mall parking lot Thursday night, he deactivated the ankle bracelet he was fitted with when federal authorities released him from custody in January on child pornography charges.

The monitoring company didn’t detect anything until Renz had already committed the crimes and was in police custody.

Renz, who has a computer science degree from SUNY Oswego, deactivated his ankle bracelet at 7 p.m., according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Fletcher. His curfew required him to stay at his mother’s house on Lakeshore Road.

Note to law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and probation folks … don’t let pedophiles out in the public, let alone ones with computer science degrees and given them electronic ankle bracers.

Police Launch Child Porn Investigation at St Pauls in Chains Roman Catholic Church in Waterbury, CT

As if the Roman Catholic Church has not had enough black eyes when it comes to the sexual abuse of children.

It is being reported by WFSB that State police have launched a child porn investigation at the St. Paul’s in Chains Roman Catholic Church in Waterbury, Connecticut.Authorities have seized a computer from the Rectory as part of the child pornography investigation. Also, Father Dennis Carey has resigned. As reported at Fox News, Norwich Bishop Michael Cote will release a letter to parishioners during masses this weekend announcing that he has received and accepted the resignation of their pastor, Fr. Dennis Carey. So far there have not been any arrests; however, a prompt resignation cannot be a good sign.

WFSB-TV is reporting that state police seized a computer at Rectory of St. Paul in Chains Church as part of an investigation into possible child pornography, and Father Dennis Carey has resigned.

The news report said a computer was seized Thursday at the Waterford church, and Carey resigned, effective immediately. According to the article, a letter to members in the church by Most Reverend Michael Cote, Bishop of Norwich, said, “I have received and accepted the resignation of your pastor, Father Dennis Carey. His resignation is effective immediately.”

Steven Powell, Father in Law of missing Utah Mother Susan Powell Could be Released from Prison in Less than 1 Year Despite Conviction on 14 Voyeurism Counts of Little Girls

Talk about the punishment  not fitting the crime … this story just gets worse and worse.

Steven Powell, the father-in-law of missing Utah mom Susan Powell, could actually be released from prison in less than one year even though he was convicted of 14 voyeurism counts. More to the point, he was taking pics and video of two under age neighbor girls. Even though prosecutors asked for 10 years, the judge gave him a slap on the wrist and only sentenced this perv to 2-1/2 years which will translate into less than a year. How sick. I still cannot comprehend how processing child porn got him such a weak sentence. One has to wonder, what is more perverse, Steven Powell taking pics of little girls or the punishment handed down as so-called Justice?

Steven Powell, left – Susan Powell, rt.

The father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell may be released from prison in less than a year, despite being convicted of 14 voyeurism counts.

Steven Powell was sentenced earlier this month to 2 1/2 years in prison for recording images of two neighbor girls in their bathroom. After factoring for time served, good time and reductions because he is a nonviolent offender, the state has calculated his potential release date as May 23, 2013.

Prosecutors had asked for Powell to be sentenced to 10 years.

Susan Powellwent missing and was last seen the evening of December 6, 2008.  She has never been seen or heard from since. Josh Powell, the husband and main suspect in the disappearance of Susan Powell, would later kill himself and his two children in a fiery blaze murder-suicide.

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