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United States v. Alkhabaz

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
104 F.3d 1492 (1997)


Facts

Abraham Jacob Alkhabaz (defendant) exchanged emails with Arthur Gonda between approximately November 1994 and January 1995. At the time, Alkhabaz lived in the United States and Gonda lived in Canada. The content of their messages focused on their mutual sexual interest in violence against women and girls. They explicitly detailed plans to abduct and physically harm women. Alkhabaz was indicted under a federal statute prohibiting the transmission of any communication that contains a threat to kidnap or injure another.  The district court quashed the indictment.

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