United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. Gladish, 07-2718

Conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 2422(b) for attempting to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity is reversed where merely transmitting explicit sexual proposals over the internet to a would-be victim did not constitute the substantial step toward completion of a crime required for an attempt conviction.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/04/2008
  • Decided 07/31/2008
  • Published 07/31/2008

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • John M. Maciejczyk (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, South Bend, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Donald J. Berger (argued), Berger & Gammage, South Bend, IN, for Defendant-Appellant.