Have you or your child been exploited for the purpose of child pornography? Crimes that involve children are taken extremely seriously by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and lawmakers alike, but only in the last few years have victims of child pornography had viable avenues to seek restitution in these cases. If you or your child has been affected, it is recommended that you seek knowledgeable and aggressive legal counsel immediately.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our experienced litigators are well-versed in child pornography laws and the devastation that can be felt by victims and families left in the wake of these crimes. Our renowned, award-winning Los Angeles victim representation attorneys are ready to help these victims have their voice heard before the law and ensure that maximum compensation is diligently pursued on their behalf.
Relief in the aftermath these crimes can be possible. Contact us today to start assessing your rights and options.
Masha's Law & Collecting Damages
“Masha’s Law” is a law that Congress passed in response to the case of Masha Elizabeth Allen, a Russian orphan who was adopted in by a man in the U.S. who used Masha to produce hundreds of pornographic images. Masha’s Law not only calls for tougher federal penalties for those convicted of producing or circulating child pornography, it also allows victims to seek damages from those defendants.
Under Masha’s Law, victims can seek up to $150,000 from those who:
- Abused them and produced the pornographic media
- Shared (distributed) the media
- Downloaded the media
- Purchased the media
In these cases, it may also be possible to seek damages against parties who failed to stop or enabled the abusers to create the media. If you believe that you have a legitimate claim under Masha’s law, then our team at Okabe & Haushalter is ready to hear from you. We are prepared to examine the details of your case and, if possible, have these offenses against you and your family rectified before the law.
You do not have to face this difficult time without a proven victim’s rights advocate by your side. Request a free case evaluation with us today.