A victim of child pornography who filed a civil suit against her perpetrator has received approval from a Camden federal judge to proceed under a pseudonym and to withhold her real name and address from the defendant.
The plaintiff must disclose her name and address but may designate that information “Attorney’s Eyes Only,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio ruled Wednesday in Doe v. Oshrin. The plaintiff’s concerns that her identity would “be spread among pedophiles and child molesters” who would “conceivably attempt to stalk or otherwise revictimize her” are sufficient to outweigh the public’s interest in open judicial proceedings, Donio ruled.
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