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October 15, 2020 11th Circuit Reconsiders and Then Reverses Decision in Child Porn Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently vacated its prior opinion in United States v. Caniff and…

October 12, 2019 Court Affirms Probation Sentence in Child Porn Case

In State v. McCauley, the defendant was indicted on eight separate counts of sexual exploitation of children as a result…

July 5, 2019 11th Circuit Questions Warrantless Seizure of Cell Phone

The Court held, however, that exigent circumstances based on the particular facts of this case allowed the police to seize…

December 14, 2018 Georgia Child Pornography Case Remanded on Cell Phone Search Issue

Law enforcement officers visited the defendant’s residence to verify his compliance with sex offender registration requirements. The officers then asked…

July 14, 2018 Court Finds Evidence Insufficient to Show Defendant was in Possession of Child Porn

The record at trial showed that a detective traced child pornography images on the internet to an IP address at…

April 23, 2018 11th Circuit Reverses Conviction for Distribution of Child Pornography

The evidence at trial showed that the defendant was downloading child pornography using the file-sharing program Ares. The program’s default…

March 18, 2017 Child Pornography Defendant Lacks Standing to Challenge Subpoena

The Court held that the defendant did not have standing to challenge the subpoena issued to the internet provider. A…

January 9, 2017 Court Rejects Double Jeopardy Argument in Child Porn Case

The defendant was arrested for possession of child pornography and was indicted on four counts of sexual exploitation of children….

December 22, 2016 State Must Prove Defendant Knew That Images Depicted Minors

The defendant was convicted of aggravated sodomy and several counts of sexual exploitation of children. With respect to one of…

November 4, 2016 Wife’s Unlawful Seizure of Computer Not Grounds for Suppression

The defendant was convicted of two counts of sexual exploitation of children for possessing printed and electronic images of child…

September 29, 2016 Court Reverses Grant of Plea in Bar in Exploitation Case

The police executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home and seized a computer and an iPhone. The iPhone was…

May 4, 2016 11th Circuit: Hidden Bathroom Videos Can Constitute Child Porn

In this case, the defendant was convicted of placing a video camera inside his stepdaughter’s bathroom which then recorded her…

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