United States v. Daionte Scott.
A military judge convicted the Appellant of two aggravated assaults on a child and sentenced him to 21 months, RiR, a DD, and a reprimand. Appellant’s issue is sentence appropriateness.
Appellant contends that his sentence is inappropriately severe in light of the mitigating evidence that he presented regarding his own father’s absence while he was child. Specifically, Appellant argues that his father’s absence left him with “a permanent scar” that caused him to engage in inappropriate behavior when distressed. Additionally, Appellant contends that he did not seek mental health treatment due to the culture in the military of not wanting to appear weak. We are not persuaded by Appellant’s arguments and find that no relief is warranted.
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