There is a new bill in Congress HR 61 – Fair Chance for Youth Act of 2017 the purpose being “To provide for the expungement and sealing of youth criminal records, and for other purposes.”
However, if the offense is a sex offense, that youth would not be eligible for expungement and sealing of youth criminal record.
Again it seems that more than the “offense type” should play a part in any denial, but I am not in Congress. Readers should contact their representatives in DC and try to get this changed. Article