100 STAT. 3341-75
PUBLIC LAW 99-591—OCT. 30, 1986
"§ 2255. Civil remedy for personal injuries "(a) Any minor who is a victim of a violation of section 2251 or 2252 of this title and who suffers personal injury as a result of such violation may sue in any appropriate United States District Court and shall recover the actual damages such minor sustains and the cost of the suit, including a reasonable attorney's fee. Any minor as described in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to have sustained damages of no less than $50,000 in value. "OJ)) Any action commenced under this section shall be barred unless the complaint is filed within six years after the right of action first accrues or in the case of a person under a legal disability, not later than three years after the disability ". (b) The table of sections for chapter 110 of part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking out the item relating to section 2255 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "2255. Civil remedy for personal injuries. "2256. Definitions for chapter.".
MINIMUM SENTENCE FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS
SEC. 704. (a) Section 2251(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking out "or imprisoned not less than two years" and inserting in lieu thereof "or imprisoned not less than five years". 0)) Section 2252(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking out "or imprisoned not less than two years" and inserting in lieu thereof "or imprisoned not less than five years". ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORT
SEC. 705. (a) Within one year after the date of enactment of this title, the Attorney General shall submit a report to Congress detailing possible changes in the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and other Federal courtroom, prosecutorial, and investigative procedures which would facilitate the participation of child witnesses in cases involving child abuse and sexual exploitation. (b) In preparing the report, the Attorney General shall consider, but not be limited to, such changes as— (1) use of closed-circuit cameras, two-way mirrors, and other out-of-court statements; (2) judicial discretion to circumscribe use of harassing, overly complex, and confusing questions against child witnesses; (3) use of videotape in investigations to reduce repetitions of interviews; (4) streamlining investigative procedures; and (5) improved training of prosecutorial and investigative staff in special problems of child witnesses, including handicapped children.