Teen beauty queen gives up crown over porn shoot

Time is not always on a young person’s side, contrary to what Bonnie Goldstein writes in her opinion piece for the Washington Post, when it comes to rebuilding your life after a big mistake.

This is often the case in most sex-related incidents.

Melissa King relinquished her Miss Delaware Teen USA crown after media reports surfaced about King having had sex on camera for a pornography site. King may very well recover from this – despite the obvious immediate damage to her reputation – and go on to live a “satisfying and productive life,” as Goldstein urges.

But the issue for most 18-year-olds like King (and, really, anyone at any age) is that had King been accused of a sex offense, time is not on your side. The accusation doesn’t just go away that easily, especially if the charge leads to a conviction and a criminal record.

King isn’t accused of doing anything wrong.

But, as Goldstein writes, she is young, and criminal behavior is often a part of youthful mistakes:

“Even for youthful queens and princesses, along with raging hormones, abundant unsupervised playtime and vast inexperience there come inevitable moments of bad judgment. Drugs are often part of the mix.”

An alleged sex offense can also be part of the mix – and that’s more difficult to chalk up to “raging hormones” when it comes to the state prosecutor.