United States v. Vazquez-Rivera, No. 10-1930 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of possession of child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2253 (a)(4)(B)), three counts of transportation of child pornography via computer in interstate or foreign commerce (18 U.S.C. 2252(a)(1)), and two counts related to use of the internet in order to transfer obscene matters to an individual the appellant knowingly believed to be under the age of 16 (18 U.S.C. 1470.1). The First Circuit vacated, holding that the conviction was largely based on improper "overview" testimony by an agent, improper identification testimony by that agent, and that agent's testimony about a video chat that was shown to the jury.