Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. v. Shouse (9th Cir. - June 24, 2014)

"Shouse was found to have an expansive cache of child pornographic material, including 82 child pornography images on an iPhone, and an old cellular phone SD card containing 264 child pornography images as well as18 child pornography videos, nearly all of which Shouse produced himself as he committed sexual acts on a female infant. The videos reveal Shouse penetrating and ejaculating on the infant while she cries for her “mom or mommy” and the images show pre-pubescent children being penetrated and children that Shouse admits are in “bondage.” Rearden and Holt leave no doubt that this material qualifies as sadistic or masochistic content."

Given these details, I'll bet you can guess around how many years Shouse receives in federal prison.  That's right.  Pretty much the rest of his life.  Fifty years, to be exact.  Assuming he lives that long once his fellow prisoners learn the details of his offense.

The Ninth Circuit affirms.