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Split 8th Circuit reaffirms sentence for defendant with Asperger’s

On Sept. 13, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a district court’s sentencing of a defendant was not unreasonable after they determined that he continued to seek out child pornography during treatment. But a dissenting judge says that in the context of his Asperger’s Syndrome, his conduct did not warrant the decision.

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