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Friday, September 11, 2015

A New Hearing for One Doesn’t Fix the Entire Broken System. What About All the Young Men Who Came Before Zach Anderson or Those Who Will Come After? The Public Is Going to Wrongly Assume if He Got Justice in the End Then Anyone Who is Wrongly Labeled a Sex Offender Will Too, But They Don’t!


Update:

Another Elkhart family copes with having son's name on sex offender registry, September 12, 2015

Original Post:

First some past posts on Zach Anderson case:

Then the recent developments in the case:
Judge will order Zach Anderson to be removed from sex offender registry, September 11, 2015

Zach Anderson, 19-year-old sex offender, will get a new sentence, September 9, 2015

Zach Anderson, 19-Year-Old Registered Sex Offender, Has Sentence Vacated, September 8, 2015

Elkhart 19-year-old Zach Anderson's sentence thrown out in criminal sexual conduct case involving Michigan teen, September 8, 2015
Zach Anderson and his parents have been fighting what they say is an unduly harsh sentence in the case

Retired judge: Michigan sex offense registry is ‘like a cancer’, September 8, 2015
Elkhart teenager still awaits new ruling in Berrien County case

Now Lenore’s great new piece! 

Mary
 

Lenore Skenazy: Sex offender or boy next door? September 11, 2015

This should tell you something about how meaningless and capricious the "sex offender" label is: Zach Anderson, the Elkhart, Indiana, 19-year-old labeled a sex offender for having consensual sex with a girl who said she was 17 (but turned out to be 14), has had his sentence vacated. That means it's as if his case had never been tried. It will be heard anew by a different judge.