CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant failed to make a threshold showing of entrapment in solicitation of child case?
Defendant was convicted of engaging in electronic communication relating sexal conduct with someone believed to be a child. On appeal, defendant argued that the evidence did not support the jury’s rejection of his entrapment defendant. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that defendant failed to make a threshold showing of inducement, noting that the agent’s attempts to reengage defendant during lapses in texting afforded the defendant the opportunity to engage in crime and were not improper inducement. Affirmed.
State v. Mallet, A19-1972, Ramsey County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.