OK Sex Offender Tier System
Your son or daughter could be having sex and consenting to it with another teen.
Fox 23’s Abbie Alford discovered about Oklahoma law may surprise parents who may end up with a teenager branded for life as a registered sex offender.
Ricky is a 19-year-old boy; he’s asked that Fox 23 not disclose his last name in fear of vigilante’s. Under the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections Sex and Violent Crime Offender Registry, Ricky is charged with Lewd Or Indecent Proposals/Act To A Child.
At age 16, In Iowa, Ricky says he had sex with a girl who told him she was 16-years-old.
It wasn’t until an officer showed up at his door telling him the girl was really 13-years-old.
In a plea agreement Ricky was sentenced to two years probation and ten years on the sex offender registry.
Since then an Iowa judge expunged Ricky’s case but three years later he’s moved to Oklahoma and says it’s been nothing but a nightmare.
Now he wants to warn other teens it could happen to them.
"I don't have anything but my mom or my little brother or my family and nothing else," says Ricky.
However, Ricky says he does have hope. Hope he can he just be a teenager again.
Instead this 19-year-old boy is branded a child rapist for having sex with a teenage girlfriend who told him she was 16-years-old.
"It's a nightmare to wake up everyday just hoping that something will change," says Ricky.
Ricky's mother, Mary Duval is legally blind so Ricky has to take care of his family but he can’t find a job.
"I think I fed my baby to the wolves," says Duval.
Ricky is like many teens who face the same pressure of teenage sex.