The appellant challenges his conviction for allegedly attempting to persuade, induce, or entice individuals whom he believed were 11 and 13 years old to engage in sexual activity for which a person could be criminally charged under a Texas aggravated sexual assault statute. 18 U.S.C. §2422(b) was intended to capture conduct that indirectly secured a child's assent to unlawful sexual activity through an adult intermediary. The district court's judgment of conviction is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-10292, 02-19-2013.
United States v. Caudill
February 25, 2013