Feds: Convicted of sex charges, Bour should pay victims $37,500 each
By Teresa Auch Schultz email@example.com July 25, 2014 8:32PM
Updated: August 27, 2014 6:15AM
The two young victims of a Gary man who paid a woman to have sex with the children will likely need five to 10 years of therapy, if not more, federal attorneys say in a request for restitution.
The request, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Hammond, asks that Christopher Bour, of Gary, pay $37,500 to each of his two victims.
Bour was sentenced to life in prison earlier this year after he admitted, without a plea deal with the government, that he paid to have sex with a young girl, who was an infant when the sex started, and to take pornographic pictures of the girl’s older sister, who was 3 to 5 years old.
The request for restitution says a psychologist has said the two girls will likely need weekly therapy for five to 10 years, although she called that time frame “conservative.” The psychologist has said the girls will likely spend a minimum of $50,000 on therapy.
Natisha Hillard, who sold the children to Bour and has also pleaded guilty in the case, has agreed to pay $12,500 to each child.
The government argues that Bour should be held responsible for 75 percent of the girls’ therapy, partly because he initiated the arrangement and because Hillard has a low IQ.