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Sentenced to 10 years in child molesting case

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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.

Glanders was 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 testing.

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 release.

Glanders’ 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).”

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.

Glanders also 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 earlier.


Posted 8/1/2014