My son had consensual sex with a 15 year old girl back in 2003. He was 22 and she was 15. It was very wrong and he knows that. He got caught in a sting after that and actually confessed to having met a girl online. That is how the state of Texas was able to bring charges against him, he was honest. The girl, nor the girl’s parents cared about bringing charges.
It was his first offense and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Let me just say it was an election year and the judge allowed a camera in the courtroom. He served 9 years and 9 months. He has stayed positive and has a good life. People that know him, know he is honest, hard working and good man. He has recently gotten married and they just had a baby. Well a company that believes in giving second chances hired him and he worked there for 2 1/2 years. He received a job offer from another company making quite a bit more so he decided that would be best for his family.
The new company did a background check and found the conviction and decided that it had been 14 years since he had been sentenced and wanted to give him a chance. He has a degree in accounting and he started work there. The HR manager would share with him why some people didn’t get hired so we know that she shared personnel information with others and that should be a fireable offense so we feel that she told others about my son’s background. Soon, he was shunned by others in that office and when he would try to ask questions to learn his job, they would shoo him away like he was a dog.
Well after 30 days they let him go saying that he did not meet their requirements. I don’t have to tell you how hard it is to find a job and then to be let go under false terms. Right now he is at least trying to get unemployment but that may not happen. He is going to file a grievance with the Texas Workforce Commission about that company.
So far he is still staying upbeat but enough is enough.