White 21 in A telephone interview with him Thursday revealed that, while he was processing the sentence news, he didn’t believe justice had been done. “It’s not what I asked for,” M. White said that he asked the judge about it. for You will be sentenced to a more severe sentence “Life is what I asked for.”

Efforts to reach Mr. Seneca’s lawyer on Thursday was a failure.

Justice Department stated that Seneca had admitted to using Grindr To abduct and murder the victim. “for the purpose of satisfying his homicidal urges, and that he had planned to continue murdering until he was caught or killed.”

According to the department, Seneca had also spoken out against his attack on He was an attempt at “satisfy a compulsive murder-fantasy” And that Seneca spent many months designing a scheme similar to Jeffrey Dahmer’s serial killer murders. Mr. Seneca also planned to preserve the corpses of his victims.

Mr. Seneca told authorities that he had tried to lure another gay man to his father’s house the day before the attack on According to court records, Mr. White was not there, but Mr. Seneca did.

“The facts of this case are truly shocking,” Kristen Clarke was the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, Justice Department. in It was a statement. Mr. Seneca’s targeting of gay men, Ms. Clarke noted, was a “disturbing reminder” The unique threats facing L.G.B.T.Q. community. “The internet should be accessible and safe for all Americans,” Sie said.

Patrick Lenihan is a spokesperson for GrindrAccording to, the company continued its efforts towards realizing a “safer, better world” for The L.G.B.T.Q. The L.G.B.T.Q. community by noting that the company published a security guide as well as safety tips on Their app and site, and the fact that they encourage users to use safety when dealing with people they don’t know as well as reporting illegal behavior.

“There’s a fine line we have to navigate between privacy and safety,” Mr. Lenihan said. “We are constantly reassessing and working with everyone from law enforcement groups to L.G.B.T.Q. advocacy and grass roots organizers to make sure we are staying ahead of bad actors as best we possibly can.”

Susan C. Beachy Contributed research