Mark Allenbaugh to speak at AFDA online seminar on USSC Federal Child Pornography Offenses Report

Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA) Online Seminar
PROGRAM: The New Sentencing Commission Report on Federal Child Pornography Offenses: What Practitioners Need to Know


Mark Allenbaugh (former staff attorney at U.S. Sentencing Commission)

Tess Lopez (sentencing mitigation specialist; former U.S. Probation Officer)

The program will include an online Question / Answer session by which attendees can post questions via a moderated chat room.

DATE: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / TIME: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) – 2:00 p.m. [Eastern Time] LOCATION: The online program will be presented on the AFDA web site: PRESENTATIONAL FORMAT: The panelists will give a joint 60 – 90 minute presentation with an outline displayed on a viewing screen. The outline will be made available to attendees to download as a handout.

FEE: Like all online seminars, this program is free of charge to AFDA members. AFDA is now a member-supported web site, to allow funds to be raised to pay ongoing operating expenses, including web programming and design; web hosting fees; and clerical staff to coordinate MCLE credit applications. The fee to join AFDA is only $175 for a one – year membership; $300 for two years. Membership includes: 1. free attendance at all online video seminars; 2. unlimited access to the online archive of recordings of prior seminars; 3. a free online profile for your law practice; 4. a collection of online resources for federal defense attorneys, and 5. a member-to-member online chat system

RECORDING OF SEMINAR: All AFDA seminars are recorded. The recordings are placed in the Archive section of the AFDA web site for members to access 24/7 at no charge.

MCLE CREDIT: 1.0 hours California. AFDA is completing its certification as an MCLE provider in California. Applications for provider status will be filed in Florida, New York and Texas in the coming weeks. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees at the seminar.

Seminar Moderator: Gregory Nicolaysen

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St. Louis Catholic priest indicted on child pornography charge

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A federal grand jury indicted a Catholic priest in St. Louis on Wednesday on child pornography charges involving Internet images of a boy under the age of 18, in the latest sex accusation to rock the Church.

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USSC Report on Federal Child Pornography Offenses Report to Congress

This comprehensive report by the United States Sentencing Commission examines federal sentencing policy in child pornography cases. It focuses primarily on non-production offenses under USSG §2G2.2. One chapter also analyzes production of child pornography offenses under USSG §2G2.1. This report is the result of a multi-year study by the Commission and complements and expands upon the Commission’s 2009 report, The History of the Child Pornography Guidelines.


CHAPTER 1 — The Purposes and Methodology of this Report

CHAPTER 2 — Statutory and Guideline Provisions in Child Pornography Cases

CHAPTER 3 — Technology and Investigation by Law Enforcement in Child Pornography Cases

CHAPTER 4 — Child Pornography Offender Behavior

CHAPTER 5 — Victims of Child Pornography

CHAPTER 6 — Analysis of Sentencing Data in Cases in Which Offenders Were Sentenced Under the Non-Production Sentencing Guidelines

CHAPTER 7 — Prior Criminal Sexually Dangerous Behavior by Offenders Sentenced under the Non-Production Child Pornography Guidelines

CHAPTER 8 — Examination of Sentencing Disparities in §2G2.2 Cases

CHAPTER 9 — Child Pornography Production Cases

CHAPTER 10 — Post-Conviction Issues in Child Pornography Cases

CHAPTER 11 — Recidivism by Child Pornography Offenders

CHAPTER 12 — Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations to Congress

Child porn cartoons net southwest Missouri man 3 years in prison

A southwest Missouri man will spend three years in prison for possessing cartoons showing child pornography.

A federal judge sentenced 36-year-old Christjan Bee of Monett on Monday to three years without parole, followed by five years of supervised probation.

Bee pleaded guilty last October to possession of an obscene image of the sexual abuse of children.

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Fairview Heights man gets 35 years for child porn

A federal judge in East St. Louis has sentenced a Fairview Heights man who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography to 35 years in prison.

Authorities say 43-year-old Andrew Gerald Millas pleaded guilty to three counts of production of child pornography and one count of transportation of child pornography.

Millas was sentenced Monday, and U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says the sentence is a reminder of what happens to people who prey on children.

Prosecutors say Millas sent undercover investigators still images of child pornography and broadcast a live sex act with a minor to them using a web camera. The FBI found more than 14,000 multimedia files and 900,000 image files on computer equipment seized from Millas.

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New Wisconsin child-porn law carries mandatory minimum

A former University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral student is about to go to prison under a new wrinkle in a state law that bans child pornography.

The revision has been on the books since April. It requires Wisconsin judges in nearly all cases to sentence those convicted of possessing child pornography to three years in prison, putting teeth into what was just a strong suggestion.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports 31-year-old Jay Babcock today will become Dane County’s first defendant to be sentenced under the new law. So far, three men in other counties have been sent to prison under the new law.

Rep. Mark Honadel, R-South Milwaukee, sponsored the mandatory penalty, which passed with bipartisan support. He says judges were letting too many offenders stay out of prison.

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Tupper Lake man gets prison in child-porn case

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Tupper lake man to six years of prison time for possessing child pornography.

James L. Tabolt Jr., 40, also will be subject to 15 years of post-release federal probation and will be required to register with the state as a sex offender, according to the sentence handed down in U.S. District Court in Albany.

Tabolt pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in September to possessing more than 1,300 pornographic images of children on a home computer between June 2010 and February 2011.

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A depraved world: FBI agents wage a stressful battle against child pornography

Tim Ryan climbed from his FBI-issued van and started toward the beige-brick building that holds roomfuls of forensic evidence from across the state: blood samples, human skeletal fragments, markings from tools used in crimes, ballistics results.

He swiped his security card and passed through several doors. Then he walked through long corridors before stepping inside the forensic computer lab.

On a table in front of him sat a DVD. It had two simple words scrawled across it in black.

Baby Pics.

“God, please get me through this,” the FBI agent prayed silently.

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Child porn charges for pediatric dentist in Boston suburb

A pediatric dentist with an office in a suburban Boston has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Authorities say the images were found on 52-year-old Melvin Ehrlich’s laptop computer when he sent it in for service, and the person who discovered the pictures informed police, CBS Boston reported.

Prosecutors say Ehrlich used the laptop under various user names to download and distribute commercially traded child pornography images.

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