MAN convicted in porn ring ordered to pay counseling costs for victims


Friday, June 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ A man convicted for his part in a multicounty child pornography ring will have to pay more than $500,000 in counseling costs for the two children he victimized, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Jarrod Sean Thomas Julian was sentenced to multiple life sentences in state court and received 17 1/2 years after pleading guilty in federal court to criminal conspiracy, taking part in the videotaping of sex acts involving a minor and another charge pertaining to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

U.S. District Judge Sven Erik Holmes decided Julian, 33, should pay $292,500 in counseling costs for each child, who are now 18 and 12.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Morgan and defense attorney R. Thomas Seymour stipulated to a report that said each victims will need three counseling sessions a week for 15 years at a rate of $125 a session.

Julian's sentence included an open-ended order that Julian be responsible for the victims' future counseling costs.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals remanded the latter part of the sentence to the federal court on March 20. A three-judge panel cited precedent which demands that restitution orders pertaining to costs associated with medically related services must be specific and contain ``details as to dollars, not generalities.''

Julian may never be able to come up with anything near the $585,000 court-ordered payment, but Morgan said it is important that he pay something if he should ever acquire any money.

Part of the case centered around the videotaping of the older child while being used for sex by men Julian met through a ``swinger's magazine.'' The other part involved Julian sexually abusing the children over a period of several years.