Judge Dennis Wiley could have referred Anderson to counseling under Michigan's Juvenile Diversion Act, but instead he chose to use the case to set an example."You went online, to use a fisherman's expression, trolling for women, to meet and have sex with. If the judge had used his powers to exercise discretion, Klieman said he would not have a record.
In addition to the 90-day jail sentence and sex-offender status, Anderson also faces 61 conditions including restrictions that bar him from going online, dining at restaurants that serve alcohol and even living at home, because he has a 15-year-old brother.
A judge told him he would consider the request for a new sentence."You know me, the law is the law, I always take that route, however the law has an exception here," Klieman said Wednesday on "CBS This Morning."Anderson traveled from Indiana to Michigan to meet the girl he had been chatting with on the Hot or Not app and they had consensual sex.
Under the law, Anderson could be considered to have committed statutory rape, but this case has several mitigating factors: he is a first time offender, the girl and her mother have come to his defense and the girl lied about her age."Not only did she lie about her age, she appeared to be 17, she certainly is someone now who is on his side," Klieman said. He mandated Anderson remain on the offender registry for 25 years."What the judge really did here, is he took his own personal feelings about this youth culture and he talked about it," Klieman said. Totally inappropriate behavior," Wiley said in court.
According to Klieman, Anderson is not alone in his nightmarish situation -- 25 percent of people on the sex offender registry are under the age of 18.
He told me he was originally from Portsmouth, that he worked in electronics.
However we met up over the weekend, coffee, movie, dinner etc, and he seemed absolutely wonderful. but when I got home on Sunday night I decided to Google his name.
I haven't actually been out much in the last three years after being strangled in my home, and I explained this to him, and said he would need to take things very slowly.
Apparently, that’s what the woman at the root of these changes thought when she became a rape victim while on a date that began as a meetup.
The victim, known only as Jane Doe from Los Angeles, was on the Match.com-arranged date when she was raped.