Sexually Dangerous People are required to register every 90 days for natural life.
Public access to information about registered sexual offenders is intended solely as a means of public protection, any other use prohibited.
He was sentenced to five years probation and required by Florida law to register as a sex offender.
"You will find me on the registered sex offender list next to people who have raped children, molested kids, things like that, because I sent child pornography," says Alpert in disbelief, explaining, "You think child pornography, you think 6-year-old, 3-year-old little kids who can't think for themselves, who are taken advantage of.
That really wasn't the case." Alpert's attorney Larry Walters agrees and he's fighting to get Alpert removed from Florida's sex offender registry. "Sexting is treated as child pornography in almost every state and it catches teens completely offguard because this is a fairly natural and normal thing for them to do.
It is surprising to us as parents, but for teens it's part of their culture." In many states, like Florida, if a person is convicted of a crime against children, it automatically triggers registration to the sex offender registry.