ELKHART, Indiana -- When it comes to online dating, finding a connection can get pretty risky. There's that chance of attracting a stalker or getting "catfished." But what if an online hook up got you caught up with the law?
Well, things got real heated for 19-year-old Zach Anderson after hooking up with a girl claiming to be 17 on the dating app "Hot or Not."
After having sex, Anderson learned the girl was really 14 years old.
"She had told me that she was 17," Anderson explained in a CNN interview.
He was arrested, convicted and listed with thousands of other sexual predators.
The girl in question wrote a letter apologizing to Anderson for not sharing her real age at the time, but that still wasn't enough to get him off the hook.
The judge in Anderson’s case was angry that he'd used the internet to meet a girl. He says that “it was totally inappropriate behavior” and sentenced Anderson to 90 days in jail, five years probation and 25 years on the sex offender registry.
“To me, it honestly doesn't seem real to me. It seems like a bad dream I haven't woke up from yet, “added Anderson.
Well, here’s living proof that a quickie just might leave you with lifelong consequences.