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      Sex offender sentenced to 240 years in prison for relations with multiple children

      40 - year - old Dale Betlem was convicted for for having sexual relations with multiple kids under the age of 13.


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      hippewa
      County man accused of targeting the kids of the women he dated, was sentenced to up to 240 years behind bars.



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      year

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      old
      Dale Betlem was convicted for for having sexual relations with multiple kids under the age of 13.


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      He deserves no
      mercy of this court," Brian Peppler, Chippewa County Prosecutor said.


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      etlem

      , appearing in his jail cell by video conference, sat in silence as the judge decided his fate.


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      e was convicted on four charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct

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      which is the most severe charge of its kind.


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      I asked the court to allow him the rest of his life to think about it every day as he sits in the cell

      ," Peppler said.




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      mother of one of
      Betlem's victims made a statement to the court, she said she is glad he will spend the rest of his life in prison.


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      All I can do is get the help she needs and try to help her through the best I can

      ," she said.



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      Dale has left a big scar on our family that will take a lifetime to heal

      ."


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      etlem has also served time for having sexual relations with a minor back in 200

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      oday he told the court he was inn

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      cent.


      "D

      o what you like

      ,

      do what you got to do

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      can't say
      I'm sorry for something I didn't do and I won't," Betlem said.


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      etlem said in court today that he plans on appealing his sentence.

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