The appellant pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry after deportation in violation of 8 U.S.C. §1326 and was sentenced to 23 months of imprisonment. For the purposes of the crime-of-violence enhancement, the meaning of "minor" in "sexual abuse of a minor" is a person under the age of majority ? 18. The age of consent for the purposes of "statutory rape" is the age of consent as defined by statute in the jurisdiction where the prior conviction was obtained. The sentence is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-20881, 03-15-2013.
United States v. Rodriguez
March 20, 2013