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Teen Forced To Register As Sex Offender After Having Sex With Underaged Girl Who Lied About Age Through Dating App

August 5, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Teen Forced To Register As Sex Offender After Having Sex With Underaged Girl Who Lied About Age Through Dating App

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A 19-year-old man in Indiana has been forced to register as a sex offender registry in two states after using an app to hook up with a girl who lied about her age. Zach Anderson of Elkhart, Indiana, connected with a 14-year-old Michigan girl using the “Hot or Not” app. Anderson was arrested after having sex with the underaged girl.

Anderson was sentenced to six months in jail, five years probation — and placed him on the sex offender list in both Indiana and Michigan for 25 years by Judge.

Despite the fact the girl and the girl’s mother pleaded for leniency, the judge stood firm, chastising Zach for using the Internet in such a way.

The judge’s sentence has resulted in Zach not being allowed to live at home with his 15-year-old brother and his parents.

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In addition, Anderson is forbidden to go to the mall or walk around a park where children congregate.

“It’s like I am an outcast from society,” Zach told CNN.

“It’s a blatant lie,” mother Amanda Anderson told the network. “It’s not true. It doesn’t even fit our lifestyle, it doesn’t fit how we raised our kids.”

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“That seems to be part of our culture now,” Judge Dennis Wiley said, according to CNN. “Meet, have sex, hook up, sayonara. Totally inappropriate behavior. There is no excuse for this whatsoever.”

The family continues to fight the ruling. A former judge told CNN that putting many teens on the sex offender list with real monsters does not solve anything.

“If we caught every teenager that violated our current law,” former Judge William Buhl told the network, “we’d lock up 30 or 40 percent of the high school. We’re kidding ourselves.”

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