Summerfield also said there were aggravating factors on almost every facet of Nave’s crime, including the age of the victim. The woman, who testified in trial that she wished the incident never happened, refused to attend sentencing.
Happe agreed the aggr-avators outweighed the mitigators, and determined the most important factor was the previous armed robbery conviction. The judge encouraged Nave to stop denying and take responsibility for his actions.
”I’m concerned that you’ve almost convinced yourself that this crime didn’t happen at all,” Happe said. “I hope that’s not the case, because if you own it, take responsibility for it and learn from it, you can make yourself a better person.”
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