United States v. Bradley, No. 11-1773 (7th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to traveling in interstate commerce to engage in sexual conduct with a minor, 18 U.S.C. 2423, and was first sentenced to 240 months' imprisonment with 10 years of supervised release, despite a guidelines range of 57-71 months. The court based the sentence on presumed prior acts by defendant and an unsupported assumption of recidivism. On remand, the district court again imposed a sentence of 240 months, despite the guidelines range and a government recommendation of 71 months, and added a lifetime term of supervised release. The Seventh Circuit again vacated and remanded. Although the district judge avoided the errors committed at the first sentencing, he did not give adequate reasons for the sentence.