John T. Floyd
Sentence for Distribution of Child Porn Vacated by Fifth Circuit
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Sentence for Distribution of Child Porn Vacated by Fifth Circuit

LimeWire is a file-sharing program that uses “peer-to-peer” (P2P) technology. LimeWire allows its users to share digital files through an Internet-based network called the “Gnutella network.” A LimeWire user can download any files located by LimeWire. When a user downloads…

12 Year Sentence in Child Pornography Case Vacated Due to Court’s Failure to Give Statement of Reasons
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12 Year Sentence in Child Pornography Case Vacated Due to Court’s Failure to Give Statement of Reasons

Roughly, 95 to 97 percent of federal defendants plead guilty. Perhaps that explains why criminal trials, and their ensuing verdicts, attract the most public attention and scrutiny.
 
Sentencing is treated like some inconsequential procedural necessity when in most cases,…

The “Sadistic Conduct” Enhancement in Federal Child Pornography Cases
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The “Sadistic Conduct” Enhancement in Federal Child Pornography Cases

U.S. Sentencing Guidelines § 2G2.2(b)(4) authorizes a four-level enhancement in child pornography cases when the images possessed or distributed portray sadistic conduct or depictions of violence, which means additional years on top of what is already a very significant term…


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