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BAMAPHIN 22
07-27-2011, 05:11 PM
When Frank Rodriguez and his future wife first starting having sex, they considered themselves just two of millions of teenagers who were in love.

However, their love was against the law in Texas, so Rodriguez soon joined a more exclusive group, one in which no one seeks membership: He became one of more than 650,000 registered sex offenders in the United States.

And today, after 15 years and four daughters with his high school sweetheart, the 34-year-old suburban father still wears the modern-day equivalent of the Scarlet Letter. Friends, neighbors or parents in his hometown of Caldwell, Texas, can go online to view the public sex offender registry and see his name alongside those of rapists, child molesters and child pornographers. His teenage love for his future wife, Nikki, is classified in a much less romantic way — sexual assault of a child.

When Frank and Nikki slept together as teens, he was unaware it would haunt him well into adulthood. “I figured I would go through a probation period [of a] few years,’’ Frank told Matt Lauer in a TODAY interview Wednesday. “I had no idea it would follow me for the rest of my life.’’

“I understand punishment, breaking the law,’’ Nikki told NBC News. “You have to be punished for it. But for the rest of your life? I think we’ve suffered long enough.’’


http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43909060/ns/today-today_people/

Dolfan3773
07-27-2011, 05:55 PM
Well that sucks

SpurzN703
07-27-2011, 08:36 PM
I could see why a guy one year out of high school dating a freshman might be looked at strangely. Certainly not enough to warrant being a sex offender though.

Bumpus
07-27-2011, 08:49 PM
Meh, four years difference isn't a big deal now, but if you're 19 & you're ****ing a 15 year old ...

Go to jail. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

And, he wonders why he's looked at as a perv. :bobdole:

Chad Goes Deep
07-28-2011, 04:10 PM
Meh, four years difference isn't a big deal now, but if you're 19 & you're ****ing a 15 year old ...

Go to jail. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

And, he wonders why he's looked at as a perv. :bobdole:

He was def a bit old to be a HS Sr. But He was in HIGH SCHOOL people. In his prime. I know I didn't turn any cheerleaders away back then. The last thing that was on my mind was some dumb law.

WeVie
07-29-2011, 11:23 AM
This is pretty crazy. Four years is not that bad even at 15 and 19. I think I would be pretty pissed if a 19 year old wanted to date my daughter at that age but I think I would try to have a more open mind about it. There is no need to pretty much ruin someones life over something like this.