Three years ago, a 19-year-old man in Indiana had sex with a girl he met online. She claimed to be 17 … but was actually 14.
Now 22, Zach Anderson was originally sentenced to 25 years on the sex offender registry list even though both the girl and her mother asked for the case to be thrown out. Once people started paying attention to the insane case, the decision was overturned by another judge.
But after two years on strict probation that includes a 9 p.m. curfew and not being allowed to leave the county, Anderson was re-arrested just days before he was expected to be released from probation. His crime? Two occasions of being around 17-year-olds in a group setting because he was not aware they were under 18 – even though he never interacted with them.
Attorney Scott Grabel had the full story on today’s show.