As for Alpert, life is not easy as a registered sex offender, a label he will carry until the age of 43.He's been kicked out of college, he cannot travel out of the county without making prior arrangements with his probation officer, he has lost many friends and is having trouble finding a job because of his status as a convicted felon.Instead of a magical cure, I pray for an end to my mother’s life. Ironically, Mummy, as her family often calls her, is in remarkable physical health.At age 92, she takes few medications and is ambulatory.(CNN) -- When Vanessa Hudgens' naked photos hit the Internet, the "High School Musical" star quickly apologized.
"How can I ask her to compromise her values and write this essay, when she didn't do anything?
There is no hiding for Alpert, whose neighbors, he says, all know. If you type my name into the search engine online, you will find me." As sexting incidents pop up around the country, prosecutors are trying to come to terms with how these cases should be handled.
George Skumanick Jr., a district attorney from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, took a novel approach when 20 students from Tunkhannock High School were caught allegedly sexting.
He was sentenced to five years probation and required by Florida law to register as a sex offender.
"You will find me on the registered sex offender list next to people who have raped children, molested kids, things like that, because I sent child pornography," says Alpert in disbelief, explaining, "You think child pornography, you think 6-year-old, 3-year-old little kids who can't think for themselves, who are taken advantage of.