This booklet is designed to provide definitive information in response to the legal issues programs confront most often.
Nonetheless, it should not be used as a substitute for legal counsel, when such counsel is warranted.
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.
The severity of the criminal charge (felony, misdemeanor, etc) depends on the specifics of the acts committed and the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim.
California statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 18 who is not their spouse.
Punishments vary depending on the respective ages of both victim and offender.
Once the conditions are satisfied, a judge will clear the defendant of the charges and dismiss the case.
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.