Anderson accuser speaks out

Anderson accuser speaks out

There are 80 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Mar 12, 2009, titled Anderson accuser speaks out. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

Mark Anderson's victims and their families will have a chance to speak in Yolo Superior Court during his sentencing in April to tell the judge how the Woodland dentist's actions turned their lives upside down.

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woodlander

United States

#86 Mar 16, 2009
When will they stop wrote:
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The stupid people will not stop. They will keep throwing slander in hopes of showing Dr A is the victim...
Oh it was ok for her to make her statements about his coming and goings in the bank,but we shouldn't know what bank,thank who ever posted where she works because I would not bank there. I also do not beleive Dr.A is the victim,I believe the womens stories,I am glad he was found guilty,that does not give Tanya the right though to fling bank business in the news.
Good Job

Woodland, CA

#88 Mar 17, 2009
It is probably his own family!
When will they stop wrote:
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The stupid people will not stop. They will keep throwing slander in hopes of showing Dr A is the victim...
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#89 Mar 17, 2009
Tanya wrote:
I am outraged at the allegations...Shame on you for suggesting otherwise.
Tanya,
Tomorrow a hygienist employed once by a local Chattanooga dentist, Dr. Drew Shabo goes to court for soliciting a minor female patient.

This is what a judge had to say about this hygienist; Brain A. Lowman,“the facts of this case are that the 33 year old defendant met the 15 year old intended victim while she was a patient at the dental clinic where he was a dental hygienist. He began e-mailing her in May of 2005, and began a long road of attempted seduction making comments about her having fun with an older man, different sexual positions etc. until he finally was able to arrange a meeting on October 15, 2005, in a low traffic area for the purpose of committing sexual battery, rape, or statutory rape. The potential damage to society, in particular young girls on whom the defendant becomes focused, is immense.”

The dentist, who employed this man (who was a life-long friend) has generated much pain and expense for several of his patients, here's a thread chronicling the issues, almost 900 comments.

Many problems exist, any words of encouragement for these injured women.

Go here;

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/chattanooga-t...
Worried

El Dorado Hills, CA

#90 Mar 17, 2009
This has been traumatic to the victims and those of us who have had to interact with Mark and deal with his "I'm innocent" attitude for the past 18 months. To me, his ongoing issues deal more with "power" than sex. I now worry about where the next outlet for his problem will be and who his next victim will be. I believe many more victims did not come forward because the event was too long ago or because culturally they didn't feel they could. I believe the women who testified are just the tip of the iceberg - he has been wielding whatever power he could over women for a very long time.

There are so many victims - known and unknown - because he is an excellent manipulator and appears so innocuous. I once shared a meal with imprisoned in a sex offenders unit of a state penitentiary - it was frightening to hear how these men manipulated situations and got women to give them rides or let them in to their homes. These men didn't look scary or act menacing AT ALL. It was an excellent lesson for a college student. I can also understand how these women thought they were the only ones this had happened to. Listening to the taped conversation Mark consistently tells the victim how sorry he is SHE feels this way - the underlying message I got was that it wasn't his fault but hers for misinterpreting a "medical" procedure.
My concern, now that he is convicted, is that his sentence will be too lenient and that he will not have the time behind bars to come to terms with his “issues” and make any progress towards recovery. I hope the judge takes his "unrepentant" attitude in to account when sentencing him.

I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for the victims. I'm not sure Mark will EVER admit his wrongdoing and allow the community and his family the opportunity to move forward. I can only hope that he will do the right thing, admit his problem, apologize and get himself help so that we can all move forward – even Mark.
Samson

United States

#91 Mar 17, 2009
Tanya wrote:
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So I flirted with Dr. Anderson and got what I asked for and deserved? What would my ulterior motives be? You think I should be judged on mistakes I've made in my life and not trusted because of them? If that's true, then none of us should be trusted. You say you knew me, but you don't really know me. And if you're going to say things about me, you should at least have the courage to identify yourself. How honorable, oh perfect one.
Should Dr. Anderson be judged on the mistakes he has made in his life and not be trusted because of them? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the epitome of hypocrisy - Tanya McFlirtypants!
Worried

El Dorado Hills, CA

#92 Mar 18, 2009
No more shame wrote:
It would interesting to see his face when he saw them all amassed. Stand and be counted.
I wish they could all be there to show the judge just how far reaching this has been in our community. What could/would Mark say to all those women? You wanted it, you are not victims, all of you are "mistaken" I was just "helping" you ...
Woodland Mormon

Sacramento, CA

#93 Mar 18, 2009
SAMSON: Maybe you should check I WONDER's link to Wikepedia before you comment next time. First of all, Dr.A will not even ADMIT his mistakes and continues to hide behind that smug little smirk of his. This only shows he obviously has a problem and needs to seek professional help before I, a former patient of his, would come close to being able to trust him again.
Secondly, flirting is in no way invading someone's personal space let alone a violation of their body. Are you suggesting every person who flirts with someone is asking to be abused by that person?
I wonder, would you trust Dr.A enough to send your flirtatious daughter to be treated by him?
I'm not sure I'd send my teenage son to open an account with Tanya but there is definately a difference in the severity of the two cases.
He crossed a line, on many occasions, even after being warned in a letter, and continued to pursue his immoral interests, until he was caught, and is still not willing to admit it. Do you honestly believe he will not attempt this again at the next chance he gets?
Joe

United States

#94 Mar 18, 2009
Man, 55 more posts, and still nobody can explain why any of the women went back more than once after Captain Perve felt them up?

".....hmmmm, last time I got my teeth cleaned, the dentist put his hand down my shirt? I wonder why? Oh well, I'm sure he's not going to do it again....."
Looong-Time Woodlander

Stockton, CA

#95 Mar 18, 2009
Joe, if you read all 55 posts you should easily deduce the answer to your question.
inorout

Lebanon, TN

#96 Mar 18, 2009
Tanya wrote:
I am outraged at the allegations that I have disclosed personal financial information about Mark Anderson. All I said is that he comes in and out of the bank and that he had once been my client. That information is PUBLIC knowledge and was discussed AT LENGTH during and after the trial! And people buying and selling homes is also public record. Anyone can get that information by looking it up online or going to the recorder's office. I consider myself VERY GOOD at my job and I take privacy VERY seriously. I did not commit any crime in saying what I said. Shame on you for suggesting otherwise.
Did you make any money off him?
Worried about Worried

Roseville, CA

#97 Mar 18, 2009
Worried wrote, "...he will not have the time behind bars to come to terms with his “issues” and make any progress towards recovery..."

Prison for this kind of crime does not make any person progress towards recovery. Worrried, you give me a reason to worry about you. It's people like you who should go get some help. And, while at it, get some education on our judicial system before you become an expert on the prison system.
To McFlirty

AOL

#98 Mar 21, 2009
Dear Ms. Tanya;
You really live up to this name -MCFLIRTY. Why is it that you are ALWAYS flirting with men even when you have one of your own. As a wife of someone that you have tried to come on to many times it is time for you to STOP. Maybe you provoked Dr. A to do what he did to you. I have heard all the crude flirty remarks you have made in meetings and you should be embarassed. I really feel sorry for the victems that were truly assaulted by Dr. A but Tanya I do not feel sorry for you since most always you bring it on yourself.
Looong-Time Woodlander

United States

#100 Mar 22, 2009
Worried about Worried, maybe you should consider re-reading worried's post?

"...he will not have the time behind bars to come to terms with his “issues” and make any progress towards recovery..."

Isn't it possible that the writer is referring to the convicted sex offender's cognitive ability to "come to terms" with his situation, in light of his comments that there were no vitims (i.e., what he did).

BTW in addressing convicted sex offender sanctions for CA defendants, there are both in-custody and out-of-custody treatment regimens available.

You wrote: "Prison for this kind of crime does not make any person progress towards recovery."

What does that mean, to you?

Are you familiar with the court's sentencing options for sex offenders?
Al Baby

United States

#101 Mar 22, 2009
We're sitting here waiting for you to tell us.
Looong-Time Woodlander

United States

#102 Mar 22, 2009
"Al Baby," in that this appears to be your first post on this thread; to whom do you address your comment?
Close Friend of Tanya

Grass Valley, CA

#103 Mar 24, 2009
Dear "To McFlirty"
Since you have so much to say...I am sure that you accidentally forgot to put your name. At least she has the courage to back up her comments with her real identity. Lets start off with one word for you...SPELLCHECK. All though your spelling mistakes make you look very uneducated....what you had to say makes you look down right STUPID. How can anyone say that someone would have provoked a sexual assalt? I am a friend of Tanya's and YES, she and many girls were victims ( or victems...as you put it.) It is people like you and your comments that make others doubt themselves and not come forward about a crime that has been committed against them. Now as for your husband...you sound jealous. Maybe you are misinterpreting her outgoing personality and good looks to being flirty. Can you really point the finger at Tanya?? Maybe your husband's lingering looks are what really made you mad....why dont you go home and work on your marriage...sounds like he has one foot out the door.
To McFlirty wrote:
Dear Ms. Tanya;
You really live up to this name -MCFLIRTY. Why is it that you are ALWAYS flirting with men even when you have one of your own. As a wife of someone that you have tried to come on to many times it is time for you to STOP. Maybe you provoked Dr. A to do what he did to you. I have heard all the crude flirty remarks you have made in meetings and you should be embarassed. I really feel sorry for the victems that were truly assaulted by Dr. A but Tanya I do not feel sorry for you since most always you bring it on yourself.
INTERESTING

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#104 Mar 25, 2009
Tanya makes a case for the type of women who fall for these sexual assaults. Molesters don't pick women with class who will shut them down. They pick vulnerable, immature, naive women. Tanya shows by her postings here that she doesn't have a lot of class... she tells everybody everything, and she also shows her naive and immaturity. This in no way means she deserved what happened to her!!! But what it shows is that while it can be said some of the victims had questionable testimony, it is part of the reason the doc chose them. He had to know that a woman who is not all there would be one he could better convince to let him do his dirty deeds. This is why I don't believe him or his family when they put the women down as a defense. Because I don't think he would pick classy upscale women to begin with.
Instant Karma

Davis, CA

#105 Mar 25, 2009
I'll tell you. I quit going to Anderson's partner because his bedside manner was atrocious and called my daughter a baby because she wouldn't get numb. Told her she would have to "suck it up" and let him give her a filling without being numb. Totally traumatized my then 14 year old daughter. Well maybe he was using less than Novocaine Doc. We aren't all stupid Doc!

There was another high profile dentist that I'm sure a lot of you went to that recently retired. He "swafted" his army against my bosom while asking me questions about my life, and I became uncomfortable. The second time he swafted against my breasts, I looked him dead in the eye, stopped the procedure and said "are you doing that on purpose", he didn't do it again, but I did not ever go back. That was enough.

I have had a doctor in Davis (one who has changed practices many times over) gynecologist who abused me as well and I should have damn reported it. He examined me for a full 20 minutes (usually like 2 minutes) and asked me some inappropriate questions. Needless to say I never went back, and I wished to God I would have reported the creton. I believe some women have reported some inapproriations against this man.

So it does happens. Women, you KNOW when the touch or the exam is wrong. WORD UP! Report it next time, or confront the S.O.B. if he touches or talks or asks questions inappropriately.

Just because they have the medical license does not give them free reign to touch inappropriately. Take back your life, and question something you feel you've been wronged on. It's the only way to keep your sanity.

I hope he rots in hell. I do not wish that on his family. His actions are his own. I just feel sorry for his wife and children....he really screwed the pooch and he should be punished.
Looong-Time Woodlander

United States

#106 Mar 27, 2009
INTERESTING, your assertion is not accurate.
ABD

Marysville, CA

#107 Mar 28, 2009
Looong-Time Woodlander wrote:
INTERESTING, your assertion is not accurate.
I definitely agree!

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