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Criminal – Sentencing – Career Criminal – Carnal Knowledge (access required)

Virginia’s carnal knowledge offense under Va. Code § 18.2-63 is not a “violent felony” for purposes of enhancement of his sentence as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), and the 4th Circuit reverses a Roanoke man’s 204-month sentence and remands for resentencing. At issue on appeal is whether Virginia’s statutory rape offense, which ...