U.S. v. Goodwin

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-2921
Decision Date: 
May 8, 2013
Federal District: 
C.D. Ill.
Affirmed and vacated in part and remanded
In prosecution on charge of failing to register as sex offender as required under SORNA, Dist. Ct. erred in sentencing defendant to term of supervised release subject to 10 special conditions. Because nothing about defendant’s failure to register as sex offender demonstrated that it was sex offense, Dist. Ct. erred in relying on section 5D1.2(b)(2) of USSG to impose lifetime term of supervised release. Moreover, applicable guideline for supervised release was five-year term. Dist. Ct. also erred in imposing special conditions requiring defendant to install internet monetary software and to refrain from being in proximity to minors where instant offense did not involve computer or child victim.