United States v. Gauld, No. 15-1690 (8th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography and admitted that he was previously adjudicated guilty as a juvenile of a sexual offense involving a minor. On appeal, defendant appealed his sentence and a special condition of supervised release. The court concluded that, under United States v. Woodard, the district court did not err by holding that defendant's juvenile adjudication qualifies as a prior conviction under 18 U.S.C. 2252(b)(1). The court also concluded that, given the circumstances of defendant's crime, it was not plain error for the district court to prohibit defendant's internet access by banning his use of internet-connected computing devices. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 1, 2017.