37 Year Sentence for Sex Abuse of Child - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

37 Year Sentence for Sex Abuse of Child

Posted: Updated:

A 37-year prison sentence was delivered this morning after 43-year-old Chad Kleespie pleaded guilty to a Class Double-A felony for continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Judge Douglas Mattson sentenced Kleespie to 37 years in prison with the last 10 years eligible for probation --- seven years greater than the plea recommendation of 30 years.

The Minot man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl when she was between the ages of nine and 14 years old.

If and when he gets out of prison, Kleespie will be on lifetime supervised probation, and a lifetime registered sex offender --- and during his prison sentence he will be required to attended the most intensive sex offender treatment available.

Judge Mattson ordered restitution of just under 14-hundred dollars and Kleespie will not be allowed any form of contact with the victim -- indefinitely.

In the pre-sentence investigation, Kleespie and his attorney argued that much of his criminal history was due to alcoholism and that Kleespie does not remember the alleged five years of sexual abuse.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Securing the Northern Border

    Securing the Northern Border

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:08:37 GMT
    Drug arrests in oil producing counties increased by 40 percent in one year.
    Drug arrests in oil producing counties increased by 40 percent in one year.
  • Highway Crash Involves Farm Tractor

    Highway Crash Involves Farm Tractor

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:03:57 GMT
    One person was injured when a farm tractor and a semi truck collided on Highway Two this afternoon.
    One person was injured when a farm tractor and a semi truck collided on Highway Two this afternoon.
  • County Waiting on Bond Vote Timing

    County Waiting on Bond Vote Timing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:59:36 GMT
    Ward County Commissioners today tried to nail down a time to hold a special election required to ask citizens for more funds to complete a jail expansion...
    Ward County Commissioners today tried to nail down a time to hold a special election required to ask citizens for more funds to complete a jail expansion...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.