CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether evidence was sufficient to sustain conviction of soliciting a juvenile through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct?
Defendant was convicted of soliciting a juvenile through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct. He appealed. Defendant argued that (1) the evidence was insufficient; and (2) the jury erred in rejecting his entrapment defense. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the evidence was sufficient to prove that defendant reasonably believed the person he solicited and agreed to hire was 15 years old. Further, there was no evidence that the State induced defendant to solicit and hire the poster. Affirmed.
State v. Ineh, A20-0005, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.