Don't Let Your Social Media Posts Sabotage Your Reputation and Career

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

A former New Jersey teacher who taught 8th-grade and college students pleaded guilty to child endangerment after a police investigation revealed he had posted sexually explicit photos of himself in his classrooms. Kyle Banner, 49, allegedly instructed his students to visit his social media accounts, which contained explicit photos, some of which were tagged #pervyteacher and #naughtyteacher. Banner was sentenced to 180 days in the Ocean County Jail and parole supervision for life. He must also register as a Megan's Law offender and be subjected to the terms of Nicole's Law, which permanently bans him from having any contact with his victims. Banner was also suspended from his teaching positions at Toms River Intermediate School and Ocean County College and was ordered to surrender his teaching certification. If your social media posts result in criminal charges and damage to your professional credentials, you deserve the opportunity to fight back. Contact the Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team today at 888.535.3686 or through our online form to understand your legal rights.  

Sex Offender Charges in New Jersey 

Being accused of a sex crime in New Jersey can have far-reaching impacts on a person's life. Sex crimes encompass various criminal offenses involving sexual misconduct, such as sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and molestation. Those facing such charges are likely to encounter significant challenges. The societal perception of sex offenders makes it unlikely for them to receive sympathy or leniency from judges or juries.  

Under Megan's Law, which was enacted in 1994, convicted sex offenders must register with local authorities. They are required to provide extensive personal information, including their full name, aliases, address, vehicle details, employment information, online identities, crime details, risk level, and a recent photo. This information is shared with the offender's community and made publicly accessible online. 

Offenses that mandate registration include: 

  • sexual assault 
  • aggravated sexual assault 
  • criminal sexual contact 
  • aggravated criminal sexual contact 
  • endangering a child's welfare through sexual conduct 
  • promoting child prostitution 
  • luring or enticing 
  • kidnapping 
  • criminal restraint 
  • false imprisonment 

Failure to register or update personal information is considered a fourth-degree crime in New Jersey. 

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The consequences of sex crimes often extend beyond legal penalties and can have a more severe impact on the offender's life. They may lose privileges such as owning firearms, serving on juries, or holding public office. It is crucial not to underestimate the post-conviction repercussions.  

If you are facing sex offense charges, it is imperative to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Given the high stakes involved, forgoing legal representation is not a risk worth taking. The Lento Law Firm's Criminal Defense Team has extensive experience helping clients convicted of sex crimes achieve a just outcome. Contact the Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team today at 888.535.3686 or through our online form to hear your legal options. 

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