United States v. Rudd, No. 10-50254 (9th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed the district court's imposition of a residency restriction as a special condition of supervised release, following his conviction and sentencing for one count of violating 18 U.S.C. 2423(c), which prohibited U.S. citizens from traveling to a foreign country and engaging in illicit sexual conduct. The court had jurisdiction pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3742. Because the district court did not provide any explanation for its imposition of the 2,000 foot residency restriction, and none was apparent from the record, the district court committed procedural error. Thus, the court vacated the special condition and remanded to the district court to explain or reconsider the residency restriction.