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    Alan Wurtzel , 67, pleaded no contest last month to sexual assault

    A man who pled no contest to assaulting a woman he met through has been sentenced to a year in jail.

    Alan Wurtzel , 67, pleaded no contest last month to sexually assaulting Carole Markin. After the second date, Wurtzel followed her into her home where the attack occurred, prosecutors said.

    Markin later learned Wurtzel had prior sexual battery convictions.

    Wurtzel was also sentenced to five years of probation and was ordered to register as a sex offender and complete a year of counseling, according to Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles County prosecutors.

    Internet Dater Sues Match.Com over Alleged Rape

    [LA] Internet Dater Sues Match.Com over Alleged Rape
    A woman who claims she was raped by a man she met on the dating website has filed a lawsuitagainst the dating website. She is demanding that Match start screening for sexual predators.
    (Published Thursday, April 14, 2011)

    Markin sued seeking a court order requiring the dating service to screen prospective members and weed out sex offenders.  She did not seek monetary damages and after Match agreed to screen members against state and federal sex-offender registries, the suit was settled.

    "If I save one woman from being attacked, I'm happy," Markin said. "I went into this lawsuit to protect other people and it worked."

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