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Appeals Court Wants Explanation Of Restitution

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal appeals court has sent back a case to a lower court to explain why two convicted sex offenders were ordered to each pay more than $1 million in restitution to a victim of child pornography.

The opinion, issued Wednesday by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, does not say she isn't owed restitution. However, it sends the case back so the court can explain why the men must pay the full amount of compensation when they are among hundreds of people who viewed the child pornography.

The decision involves two men convicted in a U.S. District Court in East Tennessee of possessing child pornography. The victim was identified by images seized from James Gamble and Shawn Crawford.

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