United States v. Arbaugh, No. 18–4575 (4th Cir. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of the federal offense of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign country, and received a 276-month sentence of imprisonment. The Court additionally imposed four computer-related conditions of supervised release on Appellant. Appellant appealed the substantive and procedural reasonableness of his sentence.
Holding: 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part. While the bulk of Appellant’s arguments related to the reasonableness of his sentence were without merit, the Court found that the district court failed to properly articulate the reasons why it imposed the four computer-related conditions of supervised release. Thus, because those conditions were not supported by the record, the Court reversed for re-sentencing with respect to those conditions.