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Fourth Circuit Affirms Convictions in Child Pornography Case

United States v. Miltier (No. 16-4729) This case stems from a 2013 FBI investigation, during which images of child pornography were downloaded from an IP address allegedly assigned to Miltier. A search warrant was executed at Miltier’s home, and a forensic review of his laptop and a flash drive revealed child pornography. Both devices were

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Fourth Circuit Holds That Reckless Disregard for Minor’s Age Will Suffice for Sex Trafficking Conviction

U.S. v. Terrell Banker (No. 16-4413) Terrell Banker appeals his convictions for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1594; sex trafficking of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1591(a); and enticement of a minor for illegal sexual activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §

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SC Supreme Court: “Strong Evidence” Charge is Erroneous

State v. Cheeks Cheeks was convicted of trafficking crack cocaine. On appeal, Cheeks argues that (1) the search warrant authorized in his case was defective, and (2) the trial judge’s “strong evidence” charge was erroneous. The Court quickly disposes of the search warrant issue, finding no error. Turning to the “strong evidence” charge, the Court

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