California — A man prosecutors say is one of the nation's most prolific child molesters was sentenced Monday to 152 years in prison for abusing two 12-year-old boys.
Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, 65, leaned on a cane and said nothing in his defense as he was sentenced for child molestation and possession of child pornography.
When Schwartzmiller was arrested in June 2005, investigators found a memoir describing abuse, binders full of child pornography and 1,500 notebook pages with headings including "blond boys," "no, but yes boys," and "best of the best, 13 and under."
Schwartzmiller, who had at least three molestation convictions and a dozen arrests in three decades, molested hundreds of boys, prosecutor Steve Fein said.
Schwartzmiller acted as his own attorney during his October trial in San Jose, telling the jury that he was innocent and maligned by a society that doesn't accept men who love boys. He also testified that his memoir and notebook entries were fiction.