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State of Idaho v. George Robert Jones

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO


April 5, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO,
PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
GEORGE ROBERT JONES, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the District Court of the Seventh Judicial District, State of Idaho, Bonneville County. Hon. Jon J. Shindurling, District Judge.

Per curiam.

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 431

Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED OPINION AND SHALL NOT BE CITED AS AUTHORITY

Judgment of conviction and unified sentence of twenty-five years, with a minimum period of confinement of ten years, for sexual abuse of a child under sixteen years of age, affirmed.

Before LANSING, Judge; GRATTON, Judge; and MELANSON, Judge

George Robert Jones pled guilty to sexual abuse of a child under sixteen years of age. Idaho Code § 18-1506. The district court sentenced Jones to a unified term of twenty-five years, with a minimum period of confinement of ten years. Jones appeals asserting that the district court abused its discretion by imposing an excessive sentence.

Sentencing is a matter for the trial court's discretion. Both our standard of review and the factors to be considered in evaluating the reasonableness of the sentence are well established and need not be repeated here. See State v. Hernandez, 121 Idaho 114, 117-18, 822 P.2d 1011, 1014- 15 (Ct. App. 1991); State v. Lopez, 106 Idaho 447, 449-51, 680 P.2d 869, 871-73 (Ct. App. 1984); State v. Toohill, 103 Idaho 565, 568, 650 P.2d 707, 710 (Ct. App. 1982). When reviewing the length of a sentence, we consider the defendant's entire sentence. State v. Oliver, 144 Idaho 722, 726, 170 P.3d 387, 391 (2007). Applying these standards, and having reviewed the record in this case, we cannot say that the district court abused its discretion.

Therefore, Jones' judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.

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