United States v. Barton, No. 16-41095 (5th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's child pornography conviction and sentences. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of distributing child pornography; defendant's convictions and sentences for receiving child pornography were not multiplicitous; the district court did not reversibly err in calculating defendant's Guidelines range and applying a five-level enhancement under the 2015 version of USSG 2G2.2(b)(3)(B); the district court imposed a substantively reasonable sentence; and the court denied defendant's Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance of counsel claim without prejudice to collateral review.