United States v. Slaughter, No. 11-15262 (11th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed his convictions for use of the internet to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422(b) and commission of a felony involving a minor while being required to register as a sex offender in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2260A. Defendant appealed his convictions. The court held that the district court properly denied defendant's motion to suppress his custodial statement made to a law enforcement officer; the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant's motion to sever; and the court rejected defendant's contention that his section 2260A conviction must be reversed because a violation under that provision required offense conduct involving an "actual minor." Accordingly, the court affirmed the convictions.