United States v. Houston, No. 16-1017 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Alvin Houston and Shawna Calhoun pleaded guilty to transporting Minor A from Maine to Massachusetts and back to Maine over an eight-day period with the intent that Minor A engage in prostitution. In these consolidated appeals, the defendants challenged their sentences of 108 months’ imprisonment each. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not err in applying sentencing enhancements for undue influence and computer use; (2) the government did not breach the terms of a proffer agreement in its sentencing memorandum; and (3) the district court adequately weighed the 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) factors when fashioning Calhoun’s sentence.