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Criminal Practice – Grammatical error in jury instruction upsets sentence (access required)

The government was required to show the defendant engaged in sex with a minor for “the purpose” of creating a video. By instructing the jury that it could convict the defendant if the video was “a purpose” of the sexual conduct, the district court erred. Background Logan McCauley was convicted of one count of employing, using, persuading, ...

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