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Monday, July 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Charles Johnson, Jr. (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 14-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:

Charles Johnson was charged in a two-count indictment with production of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251(a) and (e). Mr. Johnson filed a motion to suppress certain evidence on the ground that his consent to the search was involuntary. He also claimed that his waiver of his Miranda rights was involuntary. The district court conducted an evidentiary hearing and denied Mr. Johnson’s motion to suppress. Mr. Johnson pleaded guilty but preserved his right to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress. The district court accepted his plea. After a sentencing hearing, Mr. Johnson was sentenced to concurrent terms of life imprisonment. He timely filed this appeal. For the reasons set forth in the following opinion, we affirm the judgment of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 30, 2007 02:34 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions