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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.



40

-

year

-

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


"

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


B

etlem

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


H

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

."


B

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

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T

oday he told the court he was inn

o

cent.


"D

o what you like

,

do what you got to do

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I

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


B

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

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