A defendant who viewed pornographic images of a child cannot be forced to pay for the victim’s counseling costs because she cannot show that his actions caused the trauma that made the treatment necessary, an appellate court has ruled.

Gerald Aumais had been ordered by a Northern District judge to pay $48,483 as restitution to “Amy,” now an adult, who learned that images of herself being sexually assaulted as a child were among those seized from Mr. Aumais when he crossed the border into New York from Canada in November 2008.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]