No. 96-2251.

140 F.3d 874 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Serefino CASTILLO, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

April 6, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Van Butcher, Assistant Federal Public Defender (Ann Steinmetz, Federal Public Defender, with him on the briefs), Albuquerque, NM, appearing for Defendant-Appellant.

Demetra Lambros, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC (John J. Kelly, United States Attorney, and Tara C. Neda, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, with her on the brief), Office of the Federal Public Defender,, appearing for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before TACHA, HOLLOWAY, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.

TACHA, Circuit Judge.

A jury convicted Serefino Castillo of four counts of sexual abuse in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2242(1) and four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2243(a). At trial, the district court admitted certain evidence against the defendant pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 414. The defendant now appeals the admission of that evidence, contending (1) that Rule 414 was not effective at the time of his trial, (2)...

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