A 61-year-old man who admitted to molesting his seven-year-old granddaughter may not have to serve a single day in prison for the crime.
Dean Hilpipre of Alden, Iowa, was arrested in August, and charged with two counts of second-degree sex abuse of a child younger than 12. Combined, the two charges carried a penalty of up to 50 years in prison.
His arrest came nine months after the victim, his paternal granddaughter, told her older sister about the abuse, who in turn reported him to a school counselor.
In an interview shortly after, the victim told investigators that her grandfather forced her into inappropriate touching and oral sex. The abuse happened ‘over and over’ in his bedroom with the door locked or in a bathroom or in the woods.
Read more at the Daily Mail.