Convicted of having sex with infant, Bour challenges restitution
By Teresa Auch Schultz email@example.com August 12, 2014 2:56PM
Updated: September 14, 2014 6:33AM
A federal judge is still considering how much restitution a Gary man who admitted he paid to have sex with an infant should pay to his victims.
U.S. District Judge Rudy Lozano filed an order Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond saying that he does find restitution “to be applicable.” He is taking under advisement the government’s request that Christopher Bour pay a total of $75,000.
The government claims that Bour, who is serving a life sentence after he pleaded guilty to paying to have sex with an infant and producing child pornography of the infant and the infant’s sister, should pay $37,500 to each of the girls to cover their expected therapy costs.
Bour, who is now representing himself, contested the amount in a response filed Tuesday. He argues that there is no evidence he ever distributed any of the pornography images he made, which should lessen the counseling the girls will need as they don’t have to fear about others seeing the images.
Bour also argues that the girl who was an infant when the crime happened likely won’t remember what happened and that her sister, whom he did not touch, also likely wouldn’t be aware of what happened unless someone tells her.
He then claims he never inflicted any physical or psychological damage to the children.
The motion also questions the government’s request for restitution, saying that federal attorneys turned down Bour’s offer of $8,300, which he claims is the sum of his assets.
The government has reached an agreement with Natisha Hillard, who sold the girls to Bour, to pay $12,500 to each of the girls.