No. 19-1916.

989 F.3d 649 (2021)

UNITED STATES of America Plaintiff-Appellee v. Joel ZUPNIK Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: March 2, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sarah Boensch Collins , Eric D. Kelderman , Assistant U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Attorney's Office, Rapid City, SD, Ronald A. Parsons, Jr. , U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Aitan D. Goelman , David A. Reiser , Roger E. Zuckerman , Zuckerman & Spaeder, Washington, DC, Ellery Grey , Grey & Eisenbraun, Rapid City, SD, Joel Zupnik , Federal Correctional Institution, Safford, AZ, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before SMITH, Chief Judge, MELLOY and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.

A jury found Joel Zupnik guilty of one count of attempted enticement of a minor using the internet, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b). On appeal, Zupnik argues there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction. We affirm.


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