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Human Trafficking Law Assessments Upheld in Win for U.S.

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A man who was convicted for child pornography and related charges lost his challenge on Tuesday to $ 15,000 in special assessments levied against him under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, with the Third Circuit finding that a district court appropriately applied $ 5,000 per conviction.

James Johnman Jr. was sentenced to 368 months in prison and ordered to pay a $ 1,000 restitution and $ 15,000 in special assessments under 18 U.S.C. ยง 3014, created to channel proceeds from abusers to programs supporting victims. He previously pleaded to use of an interstate facility to entice a minor to engage in sexual…

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