The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in a child pornography appeal, has joined what it called an emerging consensus among the circuits that a complete ban on Internet usage is appropriate for defendants who use the Web to victimize children.

In U.S. v. Love, a three-judge panel on Jan. 22 upheld the Internet ban that was imposed as a condition on Allan Love’s release after he has served his sentence for transporting or shipping material involving child pornography. Love is required to get prior written approval from the Probation Office before he can access the Internet again.

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