United States v. Hobbs, No. 12-2125 (8th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Defendant appealed his sentence, arguing that the district court abused its discretion in imposing two special conditions of supervised release requiring advanced approval by his Probation Officer before he could reside with or contact children under the age of 18, including his own, or posses any material that was sexually stimulating or sexually oriented. The court concluded that the restrictions at issue impacted constitutional rights but were not sweeping. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment, concluding that the district court did not abuse its substantial discretion.