United States v. Mills, No. 16-40258 (5th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to coercion or enticement of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422(b) and was sentenced to 300 months in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release. The court held that the district court did not err in applying an enhancement under USSG 4B1.5 based on defendant's prior deferred adjudication. The court also concluded that defendant's sentence did not not run afoul of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The court explained that defendant's sentence is not grossly disproportionate to his offense. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.