United States v. Becker, No. 11-30250 (9th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to knowingly taking or receiving obscene matters from an interactive computer service, a crime that did not categorically constitute a "sex offense" as defined by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 42 U.S.C. 16911(5)(A). Defendant subsequently appealed the district court's imposition of supervised release conditions. Because defendant was a sex offender under SORNA, the district court was required to impose the registration condition. Even if the district court were not required to impose SORNA registration as a mandatory condition of supervised release, the district court did not commit plain error by imposing registration as a discretionary condition. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.