Court Cases By Federal

United States v. Janis

71 F. 3d 308 (8th Cir. 1995)
Janis was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor. The victim was a 14 year old foster child living with Janis's family.

The trial judge imposed a greater sentence because the victim was particularly vulnerable, since she had FAS, an IQ of about 65, and a learning disability. The court of appeals approved the enhanced sentence.

The victim was also receiving SSI benefits because of her disability.