CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s internet searches for pictures of minor girls was admissible?
Defendant was charged with sex trafficking. He was found guilty by a jury. He appealed. On appeal, he argued that the District Court erred in admitting his internet searches for pictures and videos of minor girls. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the evidence was relevant to defendant’s intent and purpose because he traveled across state lines to meet girls, and the probative value of the evidence was not outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice. Affirmed.
United States v. Nordwall, 20-2122, Gruender, Jr. Appealed from the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.