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St. Charles man must pay victim in child porn case – DailyHerald.com

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This case is a good example of the long-lasting effects of child pornography on the victims.

Freeman [the victim] is in her 20s now, and she speaks publicly about the effect of child pornography on victims, including the helplessness she feels knowing the videos are still being distributed and watched. She has sought restitution in federal and state courts, and her situation was cited in a Supreme Court case about the liability of child-porn viewers to pay restitution.

“Hundreds of people nationwide have been prosecuted for disseminating the images and videos of this victim,” Gaeke said after the sentencing.

A 2010 Montana newspaper article quoted Freeman’s attorney as saying the videos had been identified in at least 8,000 cases.

Gaeke [the victim’s lawyer] said Freeman has bills for psychological and psychiatric counseling of at least $10,000 a year.

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