That’s where his son — a 2014 Concord High School grad and Ivy Tech Community College student until his jailing — lived before Judge Dennis Wiley handed down the sentence on April 27.
In light of Zach Anderson’s age and clean criminal record, Wiley could have offered him leniency under Michigan’s Holmes Youthful Training Act, as his lawyer sought in sentencing. if you feel like something should, I feel like the lowest thing possible.” Her mom followed her daughter at the hearing.
There are even ‘Justice 4 Zach’ t-shirts to drive home a poignant message about that scarlet letter, the sex offender registry.
The local paper, the Elkhart Truth, put the story (below) on the front page. The young man from Elkhart, 19, pleaded guilty in Berrien County, Mich., Trial Court in March to a misdemeanor count of criminal sexual conduct for having sex — consensual sex — on Dec. She said she was 17, and met him in person after a whirlwind courtship in cyberspace that started with a meeting via the social app Hot or Not.
Now the older one is in jail for a misdemeanor, but once he’s served the time it gets even worse: 25 years of his future will be mortgaged to the Michigan sex offender registry.
“Often those charged with sex offenses are shamed into silence.
In the nearby bigger city, the South Bend Tribune has also been covering and even carried an editorial about the case. It turns out she was only 14, though, two years under the age of consent in Michigan.
The Andersons of Elkhart, IN have taken to the internet, social media, local newspapers and the courts.
“This story out of the heartland – northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan – deserves a bigger audience.
Two teenagers meet via a hookup app but one turned out to be younger than the magic legal age.
Its the best adult dating site on the web and I’ve have had well over one hundred messages since I joined.
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