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United States of America v. Dustin Morsette

February 22, 2012

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
DUSTIN MORSETTE, A/K/A DUSTY JAMES MORSETTE, DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Daniel L. Hovland, District Judge United States District Court

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE COUNTS DUE TO MULTIPLICITY

Before the Court is the Defendant Dustin Morsette's "Motion for Miscellaneous Relief Re: Consolidate Counts Due to Multiplicity" filed on February 9, 2012. See Docket No. 152. The Government filed a response in opposition to the motion on February 14, 2012. See Docket No. 157. Morsette filed a reply brief on February 17, 2012. See Docket No. 160. For the reasons explained below, Morsette's motion is denied.

I. BACKGROUND

Morsette faces the following criminal charges:

Count 1: Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force (18 U.S.C. §§ 2241(a)(1), 2241(c), and 1153)

Count 2: Sexual Abuse of a Minor (18 U.S.C. §§ 2243(a) and 1153)

Count 3: Sexual Abuse of a Minor (18 U.S.C. §§ 2243(a) and 1153)

Count 4: Sexual Abuse of a Minor (18 U.S.C. §§ 2243(a) and 1153)

Count 5: Sexual Abuse (18 U.S.C. §§ 2242(2)(b) and 1153)

Count 6: Sexual Abuse of a Minor (18 U.S.C. §§ 2243(a) and 1153)

Count 7: Sexual Abuse (18 U.S.C. §§ 2242(1) and 1153)

Count 8: Sexual Abuse of a Minor (18 U.S.C. §§ 2243(a) and 1153)

Count 12: Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force (18 U.S.C. §§ 2241(a)(1) and 1153)

Count 13: Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force (18 U.S.C. ยงยง ...


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