What are the most important factors leading to your sentence?

For this Reflection Paper, read the synopsis below and respond to the questions that follow.

Imagine you are a district court judge, serving on the bench for 25 years. In your time on the bench the caliber of cases you heard ranged from petty theft to murder.

You have four children, 2 boys and 2 girls; with one girl and one boy still in their teenage years attending one of the local high schools in your area. Today, a 30-year-old public school teacher is appearing before you for trial after being arrested and charged with 6 counts of 288 PC, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor (Lewd and lascivious acts refer to any actions that are indecent or of a sexual nature.

These charges are commonly referred to as child molestation in the state of California). In order for a person to be found guilty of lewd and lascivious acts, the sexual contact must be intentional and willful. The teacher is charged with having sex with two male high school students, both of whom are 16 years old in the 11th grade.

She’s been teaching for 5 years, 2 at this school, she’s been divorced for 3 years with no children. She is currently pregnant with said father being unknown at this time. The teacher has taken responsibility for her actions in that, she resigned from her teaching job, pled guilty, and have enrolled in a sexual offender program.

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