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Criminal Law: Felony Child Abuse and Neglect-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence-Lack of Sufficiently Analogous Guidelines

Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of felony child abuse and neglect. The district court noted that the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines had no express guideline for felony child abuse and neglect, nor was there any sufficiently analogous guideline. Accordingly, the district court relied on the 18 U.S.C. §3553(a) factors to sentence defendant to 120 months’ ...

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