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man indicted on multiple sex-related charges involving boys
|By MARGIE WUEBKER
The Daily Standard
A 38-year-old Rockford man has been indicted on multiple sex-related
charges involving two boys under the age of 16. The alleged offenses occurred while he was
on Community Control Sanctions (CCS) in another case involving minors.
A Mercer County grand jury returned 15 counts against Gregory Anderson,
9953 Township Line Road. The offenses range from first- to third-degree felonies.
Anderson faces two counts of rape, both first-degree felonies, that
allege he engaged in sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy (listed as John Doe #1). The
indictment, handed down Oct. 3, also includes nine counts of gross sexual imposition, all
third-degree felonies. They allege he caused the boy to have sexual contact with him.
Rounding out the charges are four counts of unlawful sexual contact
with a minor, also third-degree felonies. They allege he engaged in sexual contact with a
15-year-old boy (identified as John Doe #2).
All the incidents reportedly occurred this summer at different
locations. Anderson admitted to a probation officer on Sept. 4 that he had sexual contact
with two male minors. The information was then relayed to the Mercer County Sheriffıs
Office and the Mercer County Prosecutorıs Office. The resulting case was one of 11
presented to the grand jury last week.
Indictments remain secret until the official paperwork is served. Court
records indicate service was completed Friday.
Anderson, who was incarcerated at the Mercer County Jail on a probation
violation, was brought to Mercer County Common Pleas Court later that day for an initial
appearance. Judge Jeffrey Ingraham appointed Louis J. Schiavone to serve as defense
counsel after determining Anderson is indigent.
Each rape charge carries a sentence of three to 10 years in prison and
possible fines of up to $20,000. The gross sexual imposition and unlawful
contact charges all involve prison sentences of one to five years and a fine
of up to $10,000.
Anderson, who is married and the father of four children, remains in
jail on a $50,000 cash bond. Arraignment is scheduled at 4 p.m. Oct. 21.
This is not the first time Anderson has been charged with sex-related
In October 2000, he pleaded guilty to pandering obscenities involving a
minor, a fourth-degree felony. He was sentenced to CCS including one year intensive and
four years basic supervision. Ingraham also ordered him not to be alone with anyone under
the age of 18, other than his own children, unless accompanied by a responsible adult and
to stay away from the First Church of God in Celina. In addition, he was ordered to
contact New Horizons Counseling Service for evaluation.
A three-count CCS violation was filed in January 2001, after Anderson
was found viewing child pornography on the Internet at the Rockford library. He had been
told not to do so by his probation officer. The third count involved his termination from
the New Horizons Counseling Services Sex Offender Group.
Anderson admitted the allegations were true, with Ingrahm imposing
another CCS term of up to five years and up to one year of electronic monitoring/house
arrest. He also was ordered to complete the Aftercare program at the Western Ohio Regional
Treatment and Habilitation Center in Lima. Electronic monitoring was terminated Aug. 23,
2001, on the recommendation of the probation department with input from Andersonıs
In January 2001, he was charged with pandering in a related case
investigated by the Rockford Police Department. The charge was dismissed at the request of
the prosecutor's office in August of that year without prejudice to reindictment and
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