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Crime Watch Daily investigates story of Elkhart man and SW Michigan girl CSC

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ELKHART, Ind. - Zach Anderson went looking for love online, logging in to the popular dating app, "Hot or Not".  He connected with a girl just over the state line in Michigan.

They met up and had consensual sex.  She told him she was 17.  She wasn't.  She was 14.

Zach found out about two weeks later.

The girl didn't tell her mother about the plan to hook up with Zach. Cops might never have learned of the encounter if it hadn't been for her mom's worry over an unrelated issue.  The girl had a medical condition and had left without her medicine.  Mom was concerned and called police to go look for her.

Zach pleaded guilty to Criminal Sexual Misconduct and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years of probation and had to register as a sex offender.

For more on this story, watch Crime Watch Daily Tuesday at 3:00pm on FOX 17. 

Click here to see the story FOX 17 posted about the case in August.

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1 Comment

  • JessicainPA

    This poor kid needs freed from this insanity! Especially when the girl and her mom both agreed this happened because of the girls behavior! The judges ruling sounded more like a condemnation of casual sex and not the charges of statutory rape! This is why the sex offender registry is becoming a joke and nobody takes it seriously any longer.