Justice Department Sides with Child Molesters and Pedophiles AGAIN

When Justice Department attorneys refused to even sit with the child sex abuse victim at last year’s oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Chief Judge Edith Jones proclaimed:

“What I don’t understand is why the government has switched sides. They were on Amy’s side in the trial court, were they not? I’m not sure how they can switch sides now and say that the statute doesn’t entitle her to relief. That seems very—if not duplicitous—very strange to me. And it’s also in derogation of the obvious intent of that provision of the statute.”

Now, over a year later, the Justice Department has done the exact same thing again in the Sixth Circuit. Only this time they are asking the Court of Appeals to nullify a court-ordered million dollar award to a child sex abuse victim.

Why is the Obama Justice Department siding with convicted child molesters and pedophiles instead of child sex abuse victims?

In response to this shameful position, the Marsh Law Firm has joined forces with lawyers for the victim in this case and requested immediate intervention in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the million dollar judgment which was abandoned by the government on appeal.

The child sex abuse victim in this case, Vicky, is represented by Seattle attorney Carol L. Hepburn, who declared:

“It’s bad enough that we so often have to fight child molesters and pedophiles all over the country just to get some measure of restitution for the victim. Now we have to fight the government too. Unfortunately the government has turned on us in one of the few cases where we won something significant which would really make a difference in my client’s life. I just don’t understand why the government is deciding to flip-flop and now go against the victim in these cases.”

According to crime victims’ rights advocate Paul Cassell, a former federal judge who is currently a law professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah (and who also represents Vicky on appeal on a pro bono basis):

“It is unconscionable that the government would abandon a child victim on appeal without any notice or a chance to respond. We only found out about this appeal by accident. If we hadn’t intervened, no one would have protected this substantial award before the Court of Appeals. Who could have imagined that the government—which worked so hard at the trial court to obtain this award—would suddenly and without warning switch sides before the Sixth Circuit? The Justice Department simply forgot about the child victim when it filed its appeal pleadings.”

Marsh Law Firm partner, James R. Marsh, emphasized that the legal fight for child sex abuse victims will continue whenever and wherever necessary:

“The Department of Justice has fought against us in the Fifth Circuit, the District of Columbia Circuit, the Supreme Court and now the Sixth Circuit. Apparently the decision to abandon child sex abuse victims is being made by lifelong apparatchiks who haven’t left Washington in a long, long time. This kind of stupidity is one reason why the American people have such distrust and cynicism in our government right now. It defies any sense of common decency that some government lawyer in Washington, DC would think it’s a good idea to expend taxpayer dollars to fight against the interests of child sex abuse victims everywhere in the country.”

Marsh exclaimed:

“At a time when Penn State has incited international indignity, it’s outrageous that the federal government is marshaling every effort to deny child sex abuse victims criminal restitution which was a central part of the law championed by the Administration’s own Vice President Biden as part of his landmark 1994 Violence Against Women’s Act. Now that the Senate is holding hearings on how well the nation is protecting children from abuse and neglect, they should start by asking why their own Justice Department is siding with convicted child molesters and pedophiles against the interests of child sex abuse victims.”

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3 Replies to "Justice Department Sides with Child Molesters and Pedophiles AGAIN"

  • brian long
    December 10, 2011 (12:49 pm)

    i have been trying to expose some very corrupt people in our government starting with a local county sheriff who has so far allowed the ex to get away with attempting to set me up for porn on our home computer i have taken and properly documented all the steps through our justice system including documenting the doj violating witness intimidation against me and when i went this to the opr they sent me a letter stating that the doj has wide discretion in this so when i called to try to get to her boss they stopped me from doing this and telling me only what the letter said. now i have filed a pro se case in the ohio federal courts case # 3:11-cv-278 i am currently apealing the courts descision to dismiss and could realy use some help will you help me please oh yeh the apeal case number is 11-4222 in the sixth circuit court in cincinnati

  • Lori Handrahan
    December 10, 2011 (10:15 pm)


    Have you seen this video?

    Have you read these reports?



    Is the Great State of Maine still subject to Wealth and Power from Boston by way of Waxman/Finard and the “substantial” family fortune he vowed to use to take my, then, two year old daughter?


    I thought we elected a Governor with courage (some in Maine call it balls) who was an abused child himself and promised zero tolerance for child abuse in Maine but even Governor LePage has been silenced by a mega-rich, abusive lawyer from Boston whose family, it seems, owns a large chunk of Maine?

    Governor LePage who sold your courage and for what price?

    The price of my little girl and how many others?

    We expected more of you Governor LePage. We still do.

  • Angiela Woodlands
    January 8, 2015 (7:19 pm)

    Women and children deserve to be protected where is the help in these cases. Their is a trial going on now where the pedophiler is not being charged or in prison but is free to roam state to state molesting and raping women even his own son and daughter. To be told that the pedophiler is going to serve less than a year in a local jail (not prison) cell and register as a sex offender and receive counseling by the state for the next 16 years. He won’t be charged for the 8 year old boy and 4 year old girl and 3 year old girl and the past ones he did. How do these victims get help and justice for what this man did to them? It feels like no one believes the kids, it seems like every one is believing the pedophiler. Is the Child Sex Ring helping the pedophiler in this Washington state? His wife who is involved in the child sex ring is being quite too and allows her husband to abuse their own kids in their ownhome on a military installation in Washington state. Why hide the pedophiler his name is Myron T. James (33 year old male at the time of Sept 2013).
    Please help. Looking for a lawyer.