United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. Zawada, 08-1012

Conviction is affirmed for attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity under 18 U.S.C. section 2422(b), where Defendant's instant messages constituted substantial steps to bring about the sexual encounter, even though no firm time and place for a meeting was ever set and no travel to a pre-assigned rendezvous point occurred.

Appellate Information

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

Judges

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

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Lesley J. Miller Lowery, Attorney (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Fort Wayne, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., David P. Jones, Attorney, Michelle L. Shirk (argued), Attorney, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP, Laporte, IN, for Defendant-Appellant.