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Defendant's conviction for producing child pornography is affirmed where: 1) there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's verdict that defendant produced child pornography; 2) district court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to instruct the jury that knowledge of the victim's age is an element of section 2251(a); 3) district court did not err in ruling that defendant could not raise his lack of knowledge of the boy's age as an affirmative defense; and 4) defendant's argument that section 2251(a) exceeds Congress's authority under the Commerce Clause is without merit.
Submitted: June 9, 2009
Filed: August 31, 2009
Opinion by Smith, Circuit Judge