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4th Circuit vacates conviction based on one deleted photo

Taking a picture of a sex act with a minor is not enough to prove a defendant engaged in the act for the purpose of producing a visual depiction, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, vacating the man’s conviction. Maryland’s Anthony Palomino-Coronado, who was 19 at the time he was charged, was sentenced ...

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