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January 18, 2013

Seventh Circuit panel affirms 70-year sentence for "self-described 'kingpin' of child pornography"

Though not clearly breaking any new ground, a Seventh Circuit panel has a notable discussion of reasonableness review today in US v. Boroczk, No. 12-1022 (7th Cir. Jan. 18, 2012) (available here).  The unanimous panel ruling in Boroczk gets started this way:

Darrick C. Boroczk (“Boroczk”),a self-described “kingpin”of child pornography on the internet, created hundreds of sexually explicit images and videos involving two of his own children.  Boroczk pled guilty to four counts of manufacturing and one count of possessing child pornography.  After a day long sentencing hearing, the district court imposed four 15-year sentences on the manufacturing counts and a 10-year sentence on the possession count, to be served consecutively, for a total of 70 years’ imprisonment.  On appeal, Boroczk argues that the district court committed procedural error and imposed a substantively unreasonable sentence. Finding no merit in Boroczk’s arguments, we affirm the 70-year sentence.

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I am appalled at this sentence actually. He got 15 years for manufacture of child porn. My husband was looking 20 years for downloading 29 files with 1000 legal files from Limewire, a free site and the files he didn't want! Did NOT touch any person, didn't even look at any of the files. Just had them in his share file.

Posted by: Jill | Jan 18, 2013 6:39:03 PM

diff is Jill is this guy probalby had plenty of others to toss under the bus to the feds.

Posted by: rodsmith | Jan 19, 2013 12:00:53 AM

Why is this producer of child porn kept alive and protected by the feminist lawyer?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 19, 2013 9:54:43 AM

Defendant: I cant do 70 years.
Judge: Then do the best you can.

Posted by: Pete Bastian | Jan 19, 2013 8:01:28 PM

He should receive the death penalty.

Posted by: federalist | Jan 20, 2013 9:12:40 PM

Federalist, Supremacy Clause:

SCOTUS has already ruled that sex offenses without murder do not qualify for the death penalty. Kennedy vs. Louisiana is the landmark case.

Posted by: Eric Knight | Jan 23, 2013 2:22:09 AM

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