United States v. Watkin, No. 10-2971 (2d Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant entered a guilty plea to transporting a minor in interstate commerce with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, 18 U.S.C. 2423(a), and was sentenced to a 233-month term of imprisonment. The court applied three two-level sentencing enhancements pursuant to USSG 2G1.3 because the offense involved: commission of a sex act; use of a computer to entice a minor to engage in prohibited sexual conduct; and misrepresentation of identity to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a minor to engage in prohibited sexual conduct or undue influence to engage in such conduct. The Second Circuit affirmed. There was no double-counting. The sentence was substantively and procedurally reasonable.