Hook up with a sex offender
Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, who wrote Michigan's sex offender registry law, a code so tough there's no automatic defense when victims lie about their age, told ABC that Anderson should have been more careful."As you grow up, I mean young men are told, you know, in high school, 15 is jailbait," Jones said.
"Now that's a slang term, but that's what young men are told …
Of course, a sex offender registry is only as effective as it is accurate—and Canada’s system is certainly not complete.
For one thing, it was not designed to be retroactive.
Other than immediate family, he can't speak to anyone younger than 17.
He can't frequent places that serve alcohol, and he has an 8 o'clock nightly curfew.
"I wouldn't even have gone to her house, like I literally wouldn't have gone to her house at all," he said.
Attorney: "No Criminal Intent"The Andersons are waging a public fight on Facebook and through other channels to get sex offender registry laws changed.
"I can't even look at life regularly."Had he known the girl's true age, he wouldn't have pursued the flirtation, he told ABC.But Anderson drew a tough judge who condemned what he called a culture of, "meet, hook-up, have sex, sayonara, totally inappropriate behavior," according to court records.He sentenced Anderson to 90 days in jail and ordered him to register as a sex offender. Joseph County Jail last month after serving his sentence, and is now adjusting to what life is like for a registered sex offender.Hundreds more were never added to the system in the first place.First they insisted that Canada doesn’t need a national sex offender registry.