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Criminal Law : Sentencing –  Enhancement –  Criminal History

Where a defendant in a child pornography case challenged his 135-month sentence, the district court did not err in applying a five-level enhancement because reliable evidence showed that the defendant engaged in a pattern of activity, and the court also properly increased his criminal history by two points for a dismissed 2013 charge of access with intent to view child pornography.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Chambers (MLW No. 71296/Case No. 16-4301 – 11 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, Jarvey, J. (Heather Quick, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, argued for appellant) (Craig Peyton Gaumer, Des Moines, Iowa, argued for appellee).

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