Benda’s father, James Benda, said teens convicted of these crimes face an uphill battle when looking for jobs and going to college because of the social taboos of sex offenders.A college already rejected his son because of his conviction, he said.
5, 2015: Samuel Benda, now 21, was charged in 2011 with possession of child pornography for having a nude photo of his 17-year-old high school girlfriend on his cellphone, taken on the night of their prom.Those who register must tell authorities where they live, work and go to school and what vehicle they drive.Some parents and attorneys say the consequences should be less severe for a young adult who has a consensual sexual relationship with a minor.Jodi founded a Tea Party PAC called “Conservatives for Guilford County,” according to WRAL.The Trump-lovers dating site, which incorporates the president's hairstyle in its logo, says it's "giving like-minded Americans a chance to meet without the awkwardness that comes with the first conversation about politics." The man whose face fronted a new dating site for straight Trump supporters has a criminal past — for having sex with a minor.While Benda does not have a criminal record in Minnesota, the charges still show up in public records. In a hotel room two years ago after prom, Samuel J.Benda didn’t question his 17-year-old girlfriend when she took a naked picture of herself in the mirror on his cellphone. “I didn’t think.” Now, her former boyfriend is facing serious consequences.Benda pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2012. The charge was dismissed in July 2014 after he successfully completed two years of probation.Such a legal arrangement is called a stay of adjudication.Florida adopted a “Romeo and Juliet” law in 2007, allowing some people to petition the court to forgo registering as a sex offender.Michigan has adopted similar legislation, and Illinois and California groups are pushing for those laws, too.