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Hettinger man sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Hettinger man was sentenced in North Central District Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to two sex-related felonies.

Cale Shyenne Schalesky, 24, Hettinger, had pleaded guilty in June to a charge of gross sexual imposition-victim under 15, a Class A felony, and possession of certain materials prohibited, a Class C felony.

Court documents show Schalesky was charged after authorities investigated reported concerns that he was having a sexual relationship with a juvenile Jane Doe in Minot. Schalesky had been incarcerated between Nov. 25 and Nov. 30 in 2022, and his probation and parole officer had contacted the mother of Doe to inform her that he had been released from jail. Doe’s mother informed the officer that she already knew Schalesky had been released because she found him in her daughter’s bedroom closet that morning.

District Court Judge Todd Cresap sentenced Schalesky to 20 years in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, to first serve 10 years with credit for 363 days already served. Schalesky was ordered to complete 10 years of supervised probation upon release, and must register as a sex offender or felony offender against children. Cresap also put a no contact order in place and ordered that Schalesky undergo treatment in the Sex Offender Treatment Program.

The sentence was concurrent with dispositions in two separate cases and Schalesky was also assessed $1,600 in court fines and fees.

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