Dean Edward Hilpipre faced with the possibility of a 50-year sentence if convicted for the charge of 2nd degree sexual abuse. His sentence was later reduced to five years on probation.
An Iowa mother has filed a $1 million civil lawsuit after her 6-year-old daughter’s grandfather — who pleaded gulty to molesting the child — saw his sentenced reduced and weeks later claimed a $100,000 prize in the lottery.
Kasey Hilpipre claims that the criminal justice system “did virtually nothing to punish him,” the Des Moines Register reported. She claims that the crime her daughter’s psychological and emotional damage.
The grandfather, Dean E. Hilpipre, 61, of Alden, to claim the prize in the lottery a couple of weeks after pleading guilty to lascivious acts with a child, for which he received five years probation, Fox 17 in Des Moines reported.
“It is like the county attorney had compassion with the Dean and Dean was more important than my daughter,” Kasey Hilpipre told the Register in February.
“It is like the county attorney had compassion with the Dean and Dean was more important than my daughter.”
– Kasey Hilpipre, the mother of the 6-year-old girl
The abuse, according to the lawsuit began in 2012 when the girl was 2. Over a period of years, Hilpipre repeatedly abused the girl and forced her unlawful touch him. The girl told her older sister about the abuse, who then reported to the authorities, the Register reported.
The civil case also recognizes Hilpipre’s January sweepstakes to win $100,000 and wants a ban to prevent him from spending the money.
“Plaintiff would suffer a great and irreparable damage if the only means at her disposal will have been extinguished,” the document states.
Kasey Hilpipre’s mother, Deborah Yanna West Des Moines, has lambasted the court reduced sentence, FOX 17 reported, accusing them of defending the “monsters” and “pedophiles.”
“One day, you know that my granddaughter wanted to know, my grandmother was there for me, and my mother,” Yanna said. “The people who really love her are there to defend her.”