These are appeals of the denial of restitution requests by Amy, a young adult whose uncle sexually abused her as a child, captured his acts on film, and then distributed them for others to see. 18 U.S.C. §2259 only imposes a proximate result requirement in §2259(b)(3)(F); it does not require the government to show proximate cause to trigger a defendant's restitution obligations for the categories of losses in §2259(b)(3)(A)-(E). Instead, with respect to those categories, the plain language of the statute dictates that a district court must award restitution for the full amount of those losses. The district courts' judgments are reversed and remanded. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 09--41238, 10-01-2012.
In Re Amy Unknown
October 3, 2012