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US v. Davey, 07-3533

Conviction and 126-month sentence are affirmed for attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, under 18 U.S.C. section 2422(b), where: 1) Defendant's plea agreement was not invalidated by the alleged ineffective assistance of his counsel; 2) Defendant arranged a meeting time and drove to the rendezvous point; and 3) part of his defense was premised on the notion that he genuinely thought she was a child.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/15/2008
  • Decided 12/18/2008
  • Published 12/18/2008


  • WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and COFFEY and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Lesley J. Miller Lowery, Office of the United States Attorney, Fort Wayne, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., John A. Kindley, South Bend, IN, for Defendant-Appellant.