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September 13, 2021 Court Finds Pornography and Internet Restrictions for Probationer Constitutional

In Rutledge v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that it was not a violation of a probationer’s constitutional…

August 25, 2021 Defending Internet Sting Operations in Georgia – Initial Considerations

Each year, hundreds of Georgians are arrested in internet sting operations conducted by both the ICAC task force and local…

May 9, 2019 Court Affirms Internet Sting Conviction Rejecting Entrapment Defense

In Reid v. State, the defendant began communicating online with a police officer who was posing as a 15-year-old girl….

March 31, 2019 11th Circuit Upholds Conviction in Internet Sting Case

In United States v. Caniff, the defendant was arrested in a sex sting operation after he began interacting on Whisper…

April 4, 2017 Court Partially Reverses Demurrers in Computer Pornography Case

The record reflects that local police officers and the FBI placed an ad on the internet describing a lone female…

July 20, 2016 Court Finds Computer Pornography Statute Constitutional

The statute provides that a person “commits the offense of obscene Internet contact with a child if he or she…

February 22, 2016 Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Exploitation Statute

The defense contends that the statute is unconstitutionally overbroad in violation of the First Amendment. In it’s brief, the defense…

November 19, 2015 GA Supreme Court Finds Computer Pornography Indictment Defective

The defendant in this case was a high school employee who became Facebook friends with a 15 year-old student at…

August 13, 2015 Court Finds Indictment Sufficient in Internet Sex Sting Case

The Court further found that a conviction for violating the Act was not void despite the fact that the jury…

August 5, 2015 Court Reiterates Definition of ‘Solicit’ in Child Exploitation Case

Using a website called Motherless.com, the defendant contacted a person he believed to be a 39 year-old single mother who…

June 12, 2015 Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Threatening Facebook Posts

Elonis was accused of making several Facebook posts styled as rap lyrics in which he wrote about killing his estranged…

August 18, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Lesser Sentence on Exploitation Charge

The Court held that the trial court was authorized to deviate from the mandatory minimum sentence requirements because the State…

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