A Falls Township man was sentenced to 494.5 to 989 years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting more than a dozen children.
Judge Diane Gibbons found 36-year-old Walter Meyerle guilty of 170 sex-related charges in back in August 2012, Action News reported.
According to Phillyburbs, Meyerle's victims each asked the judge Thursday to give the serial child predator the sentence he deserved.
"I can't give him what he deserves,” Gibbons said. “He deserves to know what it's like to be a child and feel fear. To be a child and feel pain and humiliation."
Judge Gibbons gave Meyerle the maximum allowed by law on most of the 170 charges he faced and delivered it in increments, naming each victim and described in detail what Meyerle did to that child.
Patch previously reported the tattoo artist was arrested in Bristol after a police investigation revealed he traded a tattoo for sex with a 15-year-old girl in 2011. Over the coming weeks and months, more victims—one as young as 4—came forward to police.
The molestations took place in Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township and Falls.