Matteson sentenced to 75-80 years in prison

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A Norfolk man will spend decades behind bars for the role he played in his daughter's death.

51-year-old Dale Matteson was sentenced Friday in Madison County Court on two charges in connection to Zoe Matteson's suicide in 2019.

Matteson was sentenced to 2 to 3 years on an attempted incest charge and 75 to 80 years for child abuse resulting in death.

Prosecutors claimed Matteson's pattern of sexual abuse caused his daughter, Zoe, to commit suicide.

A jury agreed and he was found guilty on all charges after a jury trial last month.

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