County man accused of targeting the kids of the women he dated, was sentenced to up to 240 years behind bars.
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.
, appearing in his jail cell by video conference, sat in silence as the judge decided his fate.
e was convicted on four charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct
which is the most severe charge of its kind.
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.
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.
All I can do is get the help she needs and try to help her through the best I can
," she said.
Dale has left a big scar on our family that will take a lifetime to heal
etlem has also served time for having sexual relations with a minor back in 200
oday he told the court he was inn
o what you like
do what you got to do
I'm sorry for something I didn't do and I won't," Betlem said.
etlem said in court today that he plans on appealing his sentence.