After a 61-year-old Iowa man admitted in open court to sexually abusing his granddaughter, the victim’s mother is asking why prosecutors are recommending he be given probation instead of prison time.
“What’s five years’ probation?” asked Kasey Hilpipre, the mother of the victim, according to WHO TV. “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?”
Dean Hilpipre, of Alden, the victim’s paternal grandfather, pleaded guilty Jan. 4 to one Class C felony of lascivious acts with a child, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, Denise Patters, the assistant Hardin County attorney on the case, tells PEOPLE. [Read Full Article]