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Grandfather Who Admits to Molesting Granddaughter May Not See Prison Time

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ALDEN, Iowa -- According to our coverage partners at WHO, A man who admitted to molesting his granddaughter may end up getting probation instead of prison time. Kasey Hilpipre, the mother of the victim, says she's absolutely disgusted with the possibility that her former father-in-law, the man who admitted to molesting her daughter, may not end up behind bars, and she's concerned for her daughter's safety.

"What`s five years probation? After five years the no contact order`s done, then what`s he going to do again? Is he gonna pick her up again and take her into the woods again and she may not come out? What justice is that? What safety is that for the remainder of her life?"

61 year-old Dean Hilpipre of Alden was charged with two counts of second-degree sex abuse, and faced as much as 50 years behind bars if convicted. But as part of a plea deal reached in December, prosecutors will recommend a suspended sentence and probation at his sentencing later this month. Dean Hilpipre admitted in open court to what he did to his granddaughter. Kasey Hilpipre, the victim's mother, is livid about the plea deal and does not approve of it at all.

As part of that fight, they're asking the public to attend sentencing on February 23 at 10 am at the Hardin County Courthouse in Eldora. Kasey and Deborah are trying to rally support in hopes the judge rejects the plea deal.

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