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Sentence Enhancement for Duplicates of Child Porn Image (access required)

A defendant who sent duplicates of a limited number of images of child pornography is eligible for a five-level enhancement of his sentence under Section 2G2.2(b)(7)(D) of the federal sentencing guidelines; the 4th Circuit rejects the notion that duplicate images only count as one image and affirms defendant’s sentence. At sentencing, the district court calculated defendant’s ...