A Michigan City man
whose ex-girlfriend is currently serving a 10-year sentence for molesting
her own infant was sentenced himself last week for molesting the same child
in South Haven.
James E. Glanders,
22, was sentenced to 18 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, with
eight years suspended and to be served on formal probation.
originally charged with a Class A felony, punishable by a term of 20 to 50
years. He agreed to plead guilty to a reduced Class B felony count of child
molesting, punishable by a term of eight to 20 years.
Under Indiana Code,
Glanders is classified as a sexually violent predator, must register as a
convicted sex offender for the rest of his life, and must submit to HIV
Glanders is also
classified as a “credit restricted felon,” which means that instead of
receiving one day of credit for every day served--effectively cutting a
prison sentence in half--he will receive only one day of credit for every
six days served. Glanders will thus serve at least 85 percent of his
sentence, that is, eight and a half years, before being eligible for
ex-girlfriend, Dana J. Haywood, 20, was previously sentenced to 10 years in
the Department of Correction, after pleading guilty to child molesting and
neglect of a dependent. On her release from prison, Haywood must serve an
additional eight years on formal probation.
According to the
probable cause affidavit filed by Det. Gene Hopkins, on March 3, 2013,
Haywood contacted the PCSP to report that her ex-boyfriend, Glanders, had
had intimate contact with an infant in her care, approximately a month
earlier while he was changing her diaper in the back seat of their vehicle,
at Haven Hollow Park in South Haven.
“Haywood said she
threatened to tell people about it but (Glanders) told her no one would ever
believe her,” Hopkins stated in his affidavit. “According to Haywood, (Glanders)
has told her over the phone that he wants to have sex with (the child).
Haywood advised that she wanted to tell the police about the incident but
that she is scared of (Glanders).”
interviewed on March 13, initially denied the allegation, then--after
showing deception on voice stress analysis--admitted that he had had
intimate contact with the child, but only after Haywood had “told him to do
it,” Hopkins stated.
showed Hopkins text messages from Haywood, sent on March 13, in which
Haywood asked him if he “still” wanted to have intimate contact with the
child. “The text messages continued with some very graphic references to
sexual contact with the baby,” Hopkins stated.
On March 14,
Hopkins interviewed Haywood, who admitted that she also had had intimate
contact with the child “because (Glanders) had told her to do it,” Hopkins
stated. That contact only occurred “one time,” she advised, about two months