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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Young
Citation:613 F.3d 735 (8th Cir. 2010)
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Defendant was 33-years-old and messaging a girl who said she was 14 over the internet named Emily. They chatted over a few weeks and he lied to her about his personal life and dug into her interests in their conversations. He mentioned the possibility of meeting up, and the longer they talked the more sexual the conversation became, including the defendant asking her if she had ever had oral sex performed on her before. They eventually agreed to meet up at a Super 8 Motel, defendant said he would book a room and leave her a key in a card on his windshield with her name on it. She said that she would walk there in jeans and pink coat.
Emily was actually an undercover officer with the Dewitt, Iowa police. The day of the meet-up undercover officers were following the defendant as he went to the hotel to book a room, however his card declined and he had insufficient funds to get cash from an ATM. He then drove around local middle schools and high schools, eventually driving up to a park where an undercover officer was wearing jeans and a pink jacket. The defendant began honking and yelling at the officer when he was arrested.
During interrogation, the defendant did admit to talking to Emily and did not say he could have promised it would have been 100% innocent if they had been in teh room. Officers found a condom on the defendant’s person and a note in his car with her name on it along with a bottle of bubble bath, because she said she liked baths.
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