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Sentencing Increase Was ‘Harmless Error’ (access required)

In sentencing defendant on child pornography charges, a district court incorrectly applied a “vulnerable victim” upward adjustment under USSG § 3A1.1(b)(1), based on a victim’s age-related cognitive development and psychological vulnerability, as these factors already were accounted for in an upward adjustment based on the victims’ young ages; but the sentencing error was harmless, the ...

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