My question involves criminal records for the state of: Oregon
I was convicted of a misdemeanor for having a relationship with a minor 5 years ago (ORS 163.415 Sexual abuse in the third degree). She was 2 months from her 18th birthday. Her family fought to not pursue the charge, but because I was in the military it didn't matter what her family thought. I received an "Other than Honorable Discharge" and then went to school. I never had as much as a speeding ticket. I did my community service and paid my fine (a little late because I had no money, no job). I am finishing a degree in computer science now and am worried about finding employment. My questions are:
1. How will this affect future prospective employment? Do I even have a chance at finding a job with my degree? If I continue and get my masters will that help or is it a waste of time?
2. Online it says no sex abuse charge will be expunged in the state of Oregon, but is there any loop hole around this for more minor offenses? Can I appeal it?
3. What would my best option be?