United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. RICHARDSON, 99-4309

Child pornographer's base offense level can be increased under USSG 2G2.2(b)(3) where bondage and torture pictures "portray sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence," if defendant did not take reasonable precautions against receiving such material.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/23/2000
  • Decided 01/25/2001
  • Published 01/25/2001


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Brian W. Ellis (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Richard H. Parsons, Kent V. Anderson (argued), Office of the Federal Public Defender, Peoria, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.