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Voyeurism is sex offense requiring registration with SC (access required)

Where a panel for the first time addressed whether a conviction under South Carolina’s voyeurism statute constitutes a “sex offense” requiring registration under Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, it found that a violation of the statute—which does not require ...

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Lack of sentencing rationale requires remand (access required)

Although the government did not challenge as procedurally unreasonable the downward departure of a sentence given to a man who pleaded guilty to assault for repeatedly injuring his infant son, the court was nevertheless required to analyze procedural reasonableness, which ...

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Giving evidence to grand jury wasn’t misconduct (access required)

Where the government prosecuting a pharmaceutical company over alleged fraud stemming from the development and marketing of prescription drugs presented to the grand jury evidence of a prior conviction of an individual doctor, its conduct did not warrant dismissal of ...

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Child pornography evidence admissible at sex abuse trial (access required)

Appellant’s convictions of animate object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery and custodial sexual abuse were not flawed by the admission of evidence that he had child pornography on his computer. Further, the court properly denied defense counsel’s motion to withdraw, ...

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Internet ban was not ‘narrowly tailored’ probation condition (access required)

Where, as part of appellant’s probation, the court banned him from using the internet without his probation officer’s permission, we remand for resentencing so the court can state reasons that would justify a general ban or narrowly tailor use restrictions ...

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