Former Rockford Dance Company artistic director pleads guilty to indecent exposure

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41-year-old Waylan Anderson pleaded guilty to the charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child on Thursday, stemming from an indecent exposure incident in February and March.

On February 28th and again on March 17th, police say Waylan Anderson, 41, exposed himself to parishioners and staff at St. Mary’s Church, 517 Elm Street. Two of the victims were minors. 

Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit identified Anderson as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On Friday, March 23rd, shortly after 1:30 p.m. officers located Anderson shortly after he entered St. Mary’s Church. He was taken into custody without incident

Anderson was a former artistic director for the Rockford Dance Company.

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