In when she was 9, the sexual abuse stopped and her uncle was arrested and imprisoned, but for more than a decade photos of the little girl have circulated on the Internet in some of the most widely distributed child pornography of all time -- "the Misty series. But not every jurisdiction agrees with the heavy court-ordered payments for those who view such images. Some judges have said restitution goes too far in punishing pedophiles whose only crime is to view photos, but Amy's lawyer, James Marsh , disagrees, saying the brutality in the "secret society" of child pornography requires tough measures. Marsh is now seeking restitution in cases that involve photos of Amy, through automated filings to the United States attorneys handling the cases. In , Marsh helped update a federal law that gives victims the right to sue anyone who produces, distributes or possess their child sex abuse images. So-called " Masha's Law " came out of a case of a Russian orphan girl, known as Masha Allen , who was targeted by a sophisticated child pedophile network. Her American adoptive father raped and sexually abused her for six years and distributed hundreds of images on the Internet. At the time, Marsh testified in Congress that social networking sites like MySpace and YouTube, as well as camera-enabled cell phones have "enabled and facilitated" child trafficking and the commercialization and distribution of child pornography. Amy first became aware of the photos in , when she began receiving victim notifications from government - now up to in all - which were mandated by the Victims of Crime Act. Each time a pedophile was prosecuted for downloading her images, a letter would arrive at her home, and she would relive the abuse.
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Porn stars may not keep many things hidden, but whatever secrets they had are now on the shelf at the local bookstore. A wave of confessionals and self-help guides written by current or former stars of pornographic films is flooding bookstores this year, accompanied by erotic novels, racy sexual-instruction guides, histories of sexual particulars and photographic treatments of the world of pornography. While many bookstores have long maintained sections devoted to erotica or sexuality, rarely have those books been as prominently positioned as some of the current crop, which have been elbowing their way onto display tables at the front of the major chain bookstores. Every generation has a book or two that sets pulses quickening and generates frantic debate about pornography, community standards and the lowering of the bar for what is acceptable. But the latest flurry of sex books, coming at a time when sexual images already dominate advertising, entertainment and the Internet, is clearly finding a wide audience. Publishers, for their part, insist they are not simply churning out dirty books. A lot of people try to imitate what I do but they don't do it well.
A year-old girl will need to use a colostomy bag for the rest of her life after suffering severe injuries while attempting group anal sex. The teenager's debilitating experience is just one of many detailed by experts and educators who say young women are suffering at the hands of their porn-addicted boyfriends. Teen boys and men are developing dangerous attitudes towards sex as a result of their compulsive consumption of hardcore and violent online pornography, experts have warned. Cyber safety expert Susan McLean said many high-school aged girls have suffered injuries trying to replicate porn scenes. It does tend to be quite violent or being tied up, and the girls often feel very powerless to say no,' the former police officer told the ABC.