Such a legal arrangement is called a stay of adjudication.
It means a defendant won’t be adjudicated as guilty, as long as he or she complies with the court’s conditions.
The girl told police she and Knowlton had sex up to 10 times during the summer, according to a Dakota County criminal complaint.
The girl also said she specifically recalled having sex with Knowlton on July 20 — three days after his 18th birthday.
Benda didn’t question his 17-year-old girlfriend when she took a naked picture of herself in the mirror on his cellphone. “I didn’t think.” Now, her former boyfriend is facing serious consequences.