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Melissa King, the former Miss Delaware Teen USA who resigned after an online porn video starring her surfaced, was given a year of probation Monday.

For underage alcohol possession. Not the porn.

The 19-year-old appeared in Worcester County District Court in Ocean City, Md., on citations for the alcohol violation and a separate theft charge.

Melissa King was cited back in August after police found a bottle of rum in her father’s truck, which she was driving home from work at the time.


Two months earlier, King was cited on a charge of stealing money from a city bus fare box, but prosecutors dropped that charge Monday.

The clearly troubled King resigned her pageant title in February after the online sex video surfaced, but denied appearing in the sex video.

She smiled and greeted reporters as she entered court, accompanied by attorney Greg Hannigan and a friend, saying she’s been “doing great.”

Melissa King declined to discuss her sex video.

Melissa King Video

King went on to receive one year of unsupervised probation on the alcohol citation. Her friend, Dave Stout, paid $140 to cover a fine and court costs.

Hannigan said King was “relieved” it was over.

She has reportedly been accepted into college and plans to work somewhere on the Eastern Shore of Maryland before leaving for college in the fall.

Hannigan would not say where King plans to go to college, only that it was somewhere west of the Mississippi River. Looking for a fresh start, no doubt.