United States v. Cooke, No. 11-1758 (8th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of one count of attempted sex trafficking of a minor and one count of coercing and enticing a minor to commit a sexual act. Defendant subsequently appealed. The court held that the district court did not err in refusing to give the entrapment instruction where the evidence showed that defendant was predisposed to commit the crime; the district court did not abuse its discretion by admitting the challenged Rule 404(b) evidence, email messages, because it was relevant to the issue at trial; and defendant waived any challenge to the dismissal of Juror No. 11. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.