In the nearby bigger city, the South Bend Tribune has also been covering and even carried an editorial about the case. It turns out she was only 14, though, two years under the age of consent in Michigan.

See Reactions (Photo, Video) / 25-Year-Old Man Impregnates 17-Year-Old Girl In Rivers, Mother Rejects Daughter / 17-Year-Old Girl Got Pregnant, Chased Out Of Family House, Turns Beggar (Pics) (1) (2) (3) (4) An 18-year-old boy, got married to the “Love of his life” in a ceremony that happened in Aba, Abia State.

Also, a cousin to the “groom” shared the photos on Facebook, while wishing her “kid bro” well.

“This story out of the heartland – northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan – deserves a bigger audience.

Two teenagers meet via a hookup app but one turned out to be younger than the magic legal age.

If its due to pregnancy, no wahala, how would that "boy" be responsible enough to take care of them?? Well, all the same, I wish them all the very best..... This 18yr old girl is a pedophile and child molester regardless of whatever customs her people observe.

Lagusta: Did someone above me say cool This is not cool at all.... They are too immature for marriage, they would surely have fights and quarrels, how would they handle that?? Was he forced or were they betrothed to each other? More than a thousand questions that need to be answered! A 17 year old boy is underage and should be dating his age mates or immediate junior.Now the older one is in jail for a misdemeanor, but once he’s served the time it gets even worse: 25 years of his future will be mortgaged to the Michigan sex offender registry.“Often those charged with sex offenses are shamed into silence.The Niles girl and her mom — whom the Elkhart Truth won’t name because the teen is a victim — even asked for leniency, asked that the case be dropped altogether. I feel that nothing should happen to Zach,” the girl said at the first of his two sentencing hearings April 13, accompanied by her mother. “I don’t want him to be a sex offender because he really is not and I know that there’s an age difference and I realize that (name deleted) was inappropriate that night, we didn’t know,” the mother said. And here is what I have to say: Our sex offender laws are cruel, draconian and not making anyone safer. It is time to demand our lawmakers stop peddling the idea that these are making our kids safer. She continued: “I’m very sorry and I hope you’ll really consider the fact of just dropping the case. I hope you really will for all of our families.” Wiley didn’t drop the case and ultimately denied Zach Anderson HYTA status, told him he’s “darn lucky” he got the deal he did. Worse yet, Les and Amanda Anderson, who run a small Elkhart media and printing company, fear their son could face a lifetime on Indiana’s sex offender registry on returning to the Elkhart area after his jail sentence is up.