A man who was indicted as the leader of a child pornography ring in Delaware has lost an appeal that challenged his 20-year prison term and a ban on using the Internet for a decade after he is released. The 3rd Circuit concluded that Paul Thielemann's conduct justified a 10-year Internet ban and a bar against possession of any "sexually explicit" materials, and that there were sharp contrasts between his case and another child pornography case where the court had overturned a lifetime ban on using computers.
3rd Circuit Upholds 10-Year Internet Ban in Child Porn Case
The Legal Intelligencer
August 4, 2009