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Why do you think this will ruin your life?
I have been asked to visit America and have never been required to mention this to my employer.
Are you concerned about not being admitted to the country?
What was the caution for?
Please don't jump to conclusions. I was 14 and asked to babysit for a friend. I was very naive at the time and was accused of exposing myself. I simply went to the toilet. I was questioned by police and explained this as best I could. Im not even sure I was charged with anything it was all very embarrassing and I feel sick just typing this now.
Okay. For the record, I make no judgements or draw conclusions. In essence, you would technically have to disclose this on the ESTA site when seeking pre-clearance to enter the USA. It does seem like it could be considered a matter of "moral turpitude" which is something you can be declined for.
You have to reveal it under their procedures as they do not have access to the criminal/police computer systems automatically in the UK.
It might be that since it was so long ago it will not be an issue now, especially if you're otherwise clear of convictions etc., but it is a risk. At least you will know immediately following the ESTA declaration.
Does this mean if I don't declare it they won't know? I have never disclosed this information to anyone and don't want to be judged. I'm worried if I declare and am refused I may be sacked.
Yes, I expect that is what it means in fairness. But if you fail to disclose it and they somehow find out later, you might be refused entry in the future.
Did your employer ask about cautions/convictions at the time you were taken on?
Thank you for your answer. I'm extremely embarrassed and would rather not tell anyone.
That's your decision, and only you can decide what to do. But, at least you know where you stand on this now.
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