United States v. Nance, No. 13-6188 (10th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Using peer-to-peer file-sharing software, Defendant-Appellant Jory Nance downloaded child pornography on his laptop computer from sometime in 2009 through April 2012. He also used this software to share child pornography with others, including an Edmond, Oklahoma detective who was able to download eight files containing child pornography from Nance during March and April 2012. This resulted in the United States charging Nance with eight counts of transporting child pornography. A jury convicted Nance of multiple counts of transporting child pornography and receiving or attempting to receive child pornography. He challenged those convictions, contending: (1) the district court erred in admitting evidence of his uncharged bad acts under Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b)(2); and (2) there was insufficient evidence for a jury to find that he attempted to receive child pornography. Finding no reversible error, the Tenth Circuit affirmed.