Parents Turn to Police When Daughters Have Sex

Evans is unemployed and lives with his fiancée and her two children, near some worried neighbors.

"When I first took my stepkids to the bus stop, you see the parents and they look and they start whispering," he said. "You might as well just make a cattle iron that says sex offender on it and brand my forehead, because that's basically what they do to you is brand you for life."

Kids are clueless about the legal consequences of teenage sex, says Arizona public defender Chris Phillis.

"We tell them you could get pregnant, you could get a disease. But we don't tell them they could be locked up for the rest of their life," she said. "Even if everyone says it's OK, that you know, they're consenting to the touching, the kissing, you could still go to jail."

Last year Bill and Brenda Howey tried to help Evans get off the sex offender registry.

"He's been a good guy. He's stayed out of trouble, he did what he's supposed to do," said Howey. "He came to me and he said, 'Bill, will you help me?' I said, 'yes, Jonathan, I'll help you.'"

They went to court, but lost. The law is the law. Evans is a sex offender forever.

"There's days where I just cry all day because of what happened and if I could go back and change it I would," said Brenda. "It was consensual, he shouldn't have to keep going through it."

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