United States v. Youngs, No. 10-4501 (2d Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to a two-count information that charged him with producing child pornography, 18 U.S.C. 2251(a) and possessing child pornography, 18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(5)(B), (b)(2), and was sentenced to concurrent sentences of imprisonment for 240 months and 120 months and 40 years of supervised release with numerous conditions. The Second Circuit affirmed, rejecting an argument that his plea was defective because the district court did not advise him of the possibility of civil commitment as a sexually dangerous person at the end of his prison term under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, 18 U.S.C. 4248(a) (2006).The court was not required by due process or Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to advise of the possibility of civil commitment.