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Criminal Law : Sentencing – Prior Conviction – Minimum Term

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a sex trafficking and child pornography case, the district court properly found that the defendant had one qualifying prior conviction under Section 2251(e), and the court applied the correct advisory guideline range to apply a 25-year minimum term.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Loyd (MLW No. 71508/Case No. 16-4150 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Tunheim, J. (Michael H. McGlennen, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (James Lackner, St Paul, Minnesota, argued for appellees; Laura M. Provinzino appeared on the brief).

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