United States v. Adam, No. 10-2968 (7th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Defendant entered a plea of guilty to using the Internet to traffic in child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(1) and (b)(1)). All sides agreed that the correct guideline range for the offense was 210 to 262 months. However, because the statutory maximum penalty was 240 months, the range was compressed to 210 to 240 months. The judge imposed a term of 180 months. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. The judge properly considered the seriousness of the offense and the need for deterrence and was not required to specifically address each of defendant's arguments for a lower sentence.