No. 05-1451.

432 F.3d 373 (2005)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Dustin BUTTRICK, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided November 23, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael J. Iacopino, with whom Brennan Caron Lenehan & Iacopino was on brief, for appellant.

Peter E. Papps, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Thomas P. Colantuono, United States Attorney, was on brief, for appellee.

Before LYNCH, Circuit Judge, CAMPBELL and CYR, Senior Circuit Judges.

LYNCH, Circuit Judge.

Dustin Buttrick, a twenty-two-year-old man living in Elliot, Maine, crossed over the state line into New Hampshire, having arranged to rendezvous with a fourteen-year-old girl he met over the Internet to have sex. The "girl" turned out to have been a fiction; Buttrick was caught in a sting operation set up by the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Police Department. There is no dispute that the "girl" told Buttrick that she was underage, and there

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