Green was previously convicted in 2014 with the offense of Carnal Knowledge of a Child, thirteen or fourteen years of age, without force and two felony counts of distribution of marijuana. He had finished serving his original sentence imposed by the court in late 2015, (five years in prison with three years and ten months suspended on the sex offense and ten years with nine years and five months suspended on the drug offenses). Green's suspended sentence was conditioned upon his successful completion of probation. Because he is a sex offender, Green was ordered to maintain a job, have no unsupervised contact with juveniles, and stay off the Internet. In particular, he was forbidden from having any access to social media websites.
Green's probation officer filed a violation charge against him on January 26, 2017 alleging that he had failed to update his employment status after losing his job and that he had been convicted in 2016 of being drunk in public. Additionally, evidence was presented at the hearing that Green had posted a video from a cell phone to an Instagram account. The video showed Green at a party with two juveniles, ages 14 and 16. Two of them were wrestling on the video and one had a Coors Light Beer Box on his head. Green admitted to consuming alcohol at the party and to having the Instagram account. This was Green's first probation violation.
Slemp commented, "Probation is a privilege and not a right. Mr. Green was convicted of a very serious offense for which he has to register as a sex offender. Therefore, he cannot be around juveniles and has to stay off of the Internet. Yet, Mr. Green willfully chose to ignore those restrictions."
Slemp stressed, "Social media and the Internet are frequently used by sexual predators to victimize young people and expose them to explicit material. I encourage anyone who has children to monitor and supervise their online activity. Social media may be a great way to communicate with your friends and loved-ones, but it is also a dangerous way to let predators have access to your children."