Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Match.com rapist sentenced to a year in jail

A Southern California man who raped a woman after his second date on Match.com was sentenced to a year in jail yesterday for his crime. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Barbara R. Johnson sentenced 67 year old Alan Paul Wurtzel of Pacific Palisades, CA to 5 years probation, lifetime registration as a sex offender, and no use of computers or telephones for social networking unless approved by a probation officer.

Wurtzel pled no contest to sexual battery by restraint, and prosecutors dismissed a charge of forcible oral copulation. The victim learned abut his history of sexual assault after he followed her into her home and attacked her. She sued Match.com and settled the lawsuit last month, which would require the dating site to screen members against the state and federal sex offender registries.

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