United States v. Batchu, No. 11-2414 (1st Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
At the time of the criminal conduct at issue, Defendant was a twenty-nine-year-old physician and resident in psychiatry whose special interest was adolescent psychiatry. After pursuing a sexual relationship with a fifteen-year-old girl, two states charged Defendant with statutory rape and two courts ordered him to cease contact with the girl. Federal authorities took Defendant into custody when he continued to pursue the relationship. Defendant subsequently pled guilty to five federal charges. The district court sentenced him to 365 months' imprisonment followed by 360 months' supervised release. The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the sentence, holding that, based on the facts on the record, the district court did not err in determining that Defendant's long stay behind prison bars was required.