United States v. Winkler
The appellant appeals from two counts of his four-count conviction for receipt and possession of child pornography, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction. Primarily, he argues that his conviction for knowing receipt of child pornography cannot stand because it was based on images found only in the temporary storage of his computer hard drive. Given the evidence at trial, and especially the evidence that the defendant repeatedly paid for members-only child pornography sites, the jury could have concluded that the defendant paid for access to the child pornography website, entered a password and username to access two videos and had them transmitted to his computer. The conviction is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 09-50703, 04-25-2011.