Worse yet, Les and Amanda Anderson, who run a small Elkhart media and printing company, fear their son could face a lifetime on Indiana’s sex offender registry on returning to the Elkhart area after his jail sentence is up.
“Here’s the thing: This mistake should not haunt him the rest of his life,” Les Anderson says from the family home in east Elkhart.
Current affiliation: Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida.
What’s unusual is that this young man and his family are fighting back.
The Andersons of Elkhart, IN have taken to the internet, social media, local newspapers and the courts.
Since that time, much research has been done on the prevalence of sexual coercion, the characteristics of the offender, and the characteristics of the victim.
However, little progress has been made in understanding the causes and processes of sexual coercion.
She interviews victims of stealthing, while also researching the online communities and spaces that advocate for the practice.
Unsurprisingly, these communities consist of men — both gay and straight — who believe they have a right to "spread their seed," and who "root their support [for stealthing] in an ideology of male supremacy in which violence is a man’s natural right,” Brodsky told The Huffington Post.
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.
“This story out of the heartland – northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan – deserves a bigger audience.