United States v. Brown, No. 13-13670 (11th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to eight counts of possession and receipt of child pornography. On appeal, defendant challenged his 240-month sentence. Among other things, defendant obsessed with neighborhood children and had an escalating interest in the sexual molestation, murder, and cannibalism of children. The court concluded that the district court did not abuse his discretion considering the totality of the circumstances and giving due deference to the judge's determination that the 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) factors justified the upward variance. Accordingly, the court affirmed the sentence. The court reversed for the limited purpose of correcting a scrivener's error.