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US v. Shafer, No. 07-2574

Defendant's child pornography sentence is affirmed where "sexual contact," as defined by 18 U.S.C. section 2246(3), includes self-masturbation, as long as the other requirements of the statute are satisfied, and thus defendant qualified for a sentence enhancement under U.S.S.G. section 2G2.1(b)(2)(A).

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Appellate Information

Argued: December 2, 2008

Decided and Filed: July 21, 2009


Opinion by Judge Moore


For Appellant:

Richard E. Zambon, Mitchell & Zambon, Grand Rapids, MI

For Appellee:

Donald A. Davis, Assistant United States Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI