United States Eighth Circuit

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US v. Welsh, 09-2623

Defendant's sentence for receiving and distributing child pornography and possessing child pornography is affirmed, and defense counsel's motion to withdraw is granted, where: 1) the district court committed no procedural sentencing error, made an individualized assessment of facts relevant to sentencing, considered the 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a) sentencing factors, and did not impose an unreasonable sentence; and 2) defendant's conditions of supervised release were limited to his ten-year period of supervised release.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 06/01/2010
  • Decided 06/11/2010
  • Published 06/11/2010

Judges

  • Before LOKEN, BYE, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Eighth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • James Clements, Davenport, IA, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Joel W. Barrow, AUSA, Davenport, IA, and Maureen McGuire, AUSA, Des Moines, IA, for Appellee.