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Child Pornography – First Impression – Peer-to-Peer Sharing – ‘Distribution’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit joins its sister circuits in holding that, where files have been downloaded from a defendant’s collection of child pornography images, use of a file-sharing program constitutes distribution under 18 U.S.C. § 2252A. We affirm the district court’s determination that a factual basis existed for defendant’s plea of guilty to distribution of child pornography. 18 ...