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An Indiana teen has be ordered to register on the Michigan sex offender registry and serve 90 days in jail with 5 years probation after he has sex with someone he met on a dating app. The dating app is for adults. It’s called Hot or Not. Zach Anderson went on the app looking for someone to have some fun with.
Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/03/us/dating-app-sex-offender-registry/index.html
“Zach Anderson is 19 and a typical teenager. He’s into computers and wants to build a career around his love for electronics.
But those plans and any semblance of a normal life are for now out the window. Under court order, he can’t access the Internet, go to a mall or linger near a school or playground. His parents say because he has a 15-year-old brother, he can’t even live at home any longer.
Why? He’s been placed on the sex offender registry after a dating app hookup. It began, Zach and his family say, when he went on a racy dating app called “Hot Or Not.” He was at his home in Elkhart, Indiana, when he met the girl, who lived across the state line in nearby southern Michigan.
The girl told Zach she was 17, but she lied. She was only 14, and by having sex with her, Zach was committing a crime. He was arrested and convicted. He was given a 90-day jail sentence, five years probation and placed on both Indiana and Michigan’s sex offender registry for the next 25 years. A colossal mistake, say his parents. “It’s a blatant lie,” his father, Lester Anderson says. Amanda Anderson, his mother, says “it doesn’t even fit our lifestyle; it doesn’t fit how we raised our kids.” Zach says his parents had always told him not to have sex before marriage.”
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