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Ninth Circuit adds a post-discharge instruction and modifies the mens rea element for § 2422(b)

The Ninth Circuit has followed up its December 2019 revisions to its Model Criminal Jury Instructions with two more revisions:

  • They have added a new instruction 7.13 ("Post-Discharge Instruction").
  • The second element of Instruction 8.192A ("Using or Attempting to Use the Mail or a Means of Interstate Commerce to Persuade or Coerce a Minor to Travel to Engage in Prostitution or Sexual Activity") has been revised as follows: "[Second, the individual the defendant believed that the individual [he][she] attempted to [persuade] [induce] [entice] [coerce] was under the age of 18;"

(01/18/20) (permalink)

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