Here are are some notable parts of their arguments:
“Jessica is a first-time offender with no previous criminal history. Her actions are not more serious than other offenders convicted of the same crimes. And there are no factors that would lead to a rebuttal of the presumption of a concurrent sentence.
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“… In addition to facing time in prison, Jessica will be categorized as a Tier III sexual offender. The affects of this label will be felt both professionally and personally, as the Tier III label will permanently affect Jessica’s ability to find a job, connect with new acquaintances, and even how she raises her family.
“The defendant cannot attend parent-teacher conferences. If the minor daughter becomes ill, the defendant cannot go to the school to retrieve her daughter. There is a question whether she can even take her daughter to a pediatrician, where other children will be present in the waiting room.
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“There were no offers made by the state of Ohio: plead guilty as charged to six felony offenses. Resolution of this matter was discussed at the final pretrial conference and all efforts to resolve the matter were dashed by the state.”
Breached public trust
“What the defendant did in this case is the absolute violation of (public) trust … The defendant breached the public’s trust and did the unthinkable.
“… The defendant breached the trust children should have of adults. Children should not expect adults to harm them. Children should not have to decide what is right and wrong in the safe care of an adult.
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“From the testimony of (the victim) at trial, he attempted to tell the defendant that what she was doing to him was wrong. The defendant, however, did not stop.”
Lack of remorse
“The state is unaware of any evidence or documentation showing the defendant has remorse for her actions. In fact, the defendant’s sentencing memorandum itself only begs this court for mercy due to the implications and consequences for her husband and young child.
“The defendant does not acknowledge even the likelihood of harm to the minor victim. As a result, this court should find the defendant (has) not shown remorse for any of her actions.
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