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The judge said she did give the defendant some credit for sparing the victim the trauma of a trial. He pleaded guilty in June to four sex crimes, including first-degree incest.
The defendant on Tuesday apologized, saying he hoped he could right the wrongs he committed.
The victim wrung her hands and wiped away tears as the man spoke.
Fair complimented the victim for her determination, intelligence and courage. She encouraged the woman to persevere.
"The best thing is a life well-lived in spite of everything you’ve had to endure up to this point," Fair said.
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