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.
- Argued 04/04/2008
- Decided 07/31/2008
- Published 07/31/2008
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- 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.