Per cinque anni Amy, dall'età di 4 anni, è stata violentata brutalmente da suo zio che ha anche ripreso con una telecamera le cose orribili che faveva
quei video sono diventati tristemente famosi come "The Misty Series", tra i materiali pedopornografici più scaricati di tutti i tempi, nonostante sia un crimine negli Stati Uniti
Amy has received $170,000 in court-ordered restitution under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act and Masha's Law from offenders charged in relation to the images. Judges in several states have agreed that not only those who commit sex acts against children are culpable, but also those who download the images. Since 1995, Amy has received more than 850 victim notifications from the government under the Victims of Crimes Act. Amy is demanding that everyone convicted of possessing even a single Misty image pay her damages until her total claim of $3.4 million has been met. Her lawyer contends that each offender should be held liable for the full amount under joint and several liability. There has been some debate among law professors and judges as to whether the restitution is excessive and whether the link between possession and the harm done is too tenuous to reach the level of proximate harm generally required under the law for restitution. Her uncle was only ordered to pay restitution of $6,000, of which she was to receive $1,125.