In 2005, when Danny was 17 years old, he began dating a 16-year-old boy. Like many teenage romances, this one did not end well -- but not for the reasons you might expect. When the 16-year-old's parents found out about the relationship, they blamed Danny for "turning their son gay," and, incensed, called the police to report the age difference. Danny ended up sentenced to jail for statutory rape. While incarcerated, he discovered that his boyfriend had taken his own life; the trauma of Danny's conviction and the public fallout of his parents' intervention proved too much for him.