Sepic said prosecutors carefully evaluate statutory rape allegations on a case by case basis to ensure the process is fair.But in this case, Sepic said, a self-reported age on an online forum should be suspect.“She apparently lied in an online profile, and if that isn’t suspicious all by itself, I don’t know what is,” said Sepic.And a 2013 paper that suggested Internet access is boosting marriage rates.Plus a whole host of dubious statistics, surveys and case studies from dating giants like e Harmony and Match.com, who claim — , even!!The case has brought the fairness of some statutory rape laws into question, particularly highlighted by the differing laws of Michigan and Indiana. There is no excuse for this whatsoever.”Berrien County Prosecutor Michael J.Wiley had admonished Anderson at his original sentencing for how he met the girl on a dating app and what transpired.“That seems to be part of our culture now,” Wiley said, according to a transcript of that hearing. Sepic said prosecutors did the right thing, and he points out that in Michigan a victim lying about his or her age is not a valid defense.
Anderson would spend 75 days in jail, serve five years of probation and register as a sex offender for 25 years.He can’t continue with his computer science degree because he is not allowed to use the Internet, Grabel said.“He certainly understands he made some mistakes here,” Grabel said.“But all the things a normal 19-year-old can do, he can’t do.” and has since captured media attention across the country.Chatting, talking on the phone, sending emails and getting to know new people have been very important for me and very rewarding emotionally speaking.You talk to people more that you would imagine, you confide in them more that you would expect.