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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Donald L. Cochran (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 9-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:

Defendant Donald L. Cochran was arrested as part of an on-line sex chat room sting. He was caught fondling himself in front of a webcam for who he thought to be a thirteen-year-old girl, but turned out to be an undercover officer. He was then convicted for violating 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b), which forbids adults from enticing minors to engage in “any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense.” Cochran admits to his actions and the evidence against him, but argues that his conduct did not violate the statute under which he was charged and convicted. For the following reasons, we affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 16, 2008 02:49 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions