United States v. Perez-Perez, No. 12-4935 (4th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to illegal reentry after deportation by an aggravated felon. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court's imposition of a sixteen level enhancement based on defendant's prior North Carolina conviction for taking indecent liberties with a minor. The court held that a conviction for taking indecent liberties with a minor qualified categorically as sexual abuse of a minor under United States v. Diaz-Ibarra and was therefore a crime of violence within the meaning of the reentry Guidelines and its Commentary, U.S.S.G. 2L1.2 cmt. n. 1(B)(iii). Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment of the district court.