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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…

May 19, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction in Craigslist Internet Sting

Specifically, the defendant was found guilty of using a computer internet service to seduce or entice a person that he…

May 13, 2014 GA Supreme Court: Defendant Can be Tried on Exploitation Charges

The record showed that the defendant communicated via internet, telephone, and text messages with who he thought was a woman…

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