Pa. child porn victim sues viewers for $150,000 each
A child pornography victim from Pennsylvania is seeking at least $150,000 each from her adoptive father, formerly of Plum, and 13 other jailed men under a law that carries her name.
The 2006 “Masha's Law” allows exploited children to seek damages in U.S. courts.
It's named for Masha Allen, the Russian orphan adopted at age 5 by divorced millionaire Matthew Mancuso. He's in prison for making and posting pornographic images that were widely distributed online.
The FBI sought the identity of the child known as the “Internet Girl” or “Disney World Girl” and located Masha in 2003, when she was 10.
She is now 20 and has changed her name to regain some measure of privacy after testifying openly before Congress.
She filed the federal lawsuit Friday in Philadelphia under the name Jane Doe.
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