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US v. Brown, 11-5048

Defendant's conviction and sentence for a child pornography offense are affirmed where: 1) defendant's Fourth Amendment violation claim is without merit where the detectives had probable cause to believe that any computer used by either the defendant or a co-worker harbored evidence of child pornography, and it was entirely reasonable for the officers to seize defendant's laptop to prevent either it or its contents from being damaged or destroyed; and 2) the district court did not abuse its discretion by denying defendant's motion and striking the lesser-included offense of possession of child pornography.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/06/2012
  • Published 12/06/2012

Judges

  • King

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel

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