Anderson cousins sentenced in Lincoln Park sexual conduct case

DETROIT – Two Detroit men with the same name are due in court Tuesday morning for sentencing for a sexual assault that happened in March in Lincoln Park.

Fernando DeLon Anderson, 24, and Fernando Delon Anderson, 19, -- both of Detroit and who share the same name took plea deals in November. The 19-year-old pleaded no contest to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and felony firearm violations. The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to the same charges. Armed robbery, kidnapping, felon in possession of a firearm and two additional charges of criminal sexual conduct were dismissed.

Both men were sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison.

According to police, a 23-year-old woman was taken at gunpoint outside a Walgreens near Southfield Road and Fort Street on March 30. Police said the men forced her to drive to a street in Detroit, where they sexually assaulted her.

“I learned from my mistakes and basically just start on a new life and do better things in my life,” the younger defendant said.

Both men will have lifetime GPS monitoring and must register as sex offenders.

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