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.Benda pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2012. The charge was dismissed in July 2014 after he successfully completed two years of probation.Some parents and attorneys say the consequences should be less severe for a young adult who has a consensual sexual relationship with a minor.But no organized movement exists in the state to change the laws.I have both Tinder and Bumble, and I've been on a lot of great dates from them. For the short time I used it (Tinder), I didn’t like it. I think people should go out and mingle instead of hiding behind a screen for a shameless hookup.”I'm such a grandma when it comes to technology and new apps.I do get some creepy, out-of-line messages sometimes, but overall, I've had great experiences with dating apps. I know the ideas surrounding Tinder, and some of my friends have it, but I've never used it or seen it.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.The photo is a reflection of her and Benda, his hands covering her body. The girl later told a Dakota County judge that she had forgotten about the picture until police came to her house and asked about it. Benda was convicted of felony child-pornography possession and is awaiting sentencing.
I'm not against it, though." "I think dating apps are definitely this generation's online dating site. Whether it's a one night thing or a relationship, people are definitely turning to them to find someone.
“It almost makes you aghast to see how serious this stuff gets,” said John Leunig, a criminal attorney in St.
Louis Park who has defended teens accused of sex crimes.
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.