Those Who View Child Pornography Will be Fined and Arested Under Masha’s Law
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, (August 30, 2013) – Masha Allen was only five years old when she was adopted from a Russian orphanage by a millionaire from the Pittsburgh area named Matthew Mancuso. Mancuso made hundreds of pornographic and explicit images of Masha and is currently in jail along with 13 other men who had viewed these images. As a result of this horrific and devastating incident, “Masha’s Law,” named after Masha Allen, was passed by congress in 2006.
Under this law, anyone found to have viewed these images of Masha or any other child will be added to a list and fined and arrested. As a result, several class-action lawsuits have emerged from victims of child pornography, many of them now teens or adults. Each time an image is viewed online by suspects, it can be traced. The suspect can then be added to a growing and long list of offenders.
Suspects can now have assets seized and put in jail for several years. According to authorities, many of the suspects are seemingly upstanding members of society including teachers, police, fire fighters as well as educated and wealthy men. The FBI continues to track down these predators and bring them to justice.
“Every resource and intelligence available to law enforcement should be directed at finding and putting away child predators and child pornographers. It is the vilest and most offending aspect of society that must be eradicated with the harshest of consequences,” states personal injury attorney West Seegmiller. Mr. Seegmiller has been practicing personal injury, wrongful death, and employment law for over 32 years.
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