The article begins:
The evidence against three Molalla High School basketball players accused of sexual assault starts with a text-message to a vacationing friend that recounts, according to prosecutors, how the players "pansted" and violated a younger teammate.
"Why did you do that?" the friend fired back.
The answer: "That's what we always do."
Now three teens and star athletes are in jail and charged with sex abuse."
It’s a small town. I wonder what it’s like for the boy who told?
Obviously, one parent is in denial. “Reached by phone Friday, Vera Berokoff, the mother of the 18-year-old senior, said she was distraught over the way her son is being treated. ‘We're very upset about it, and we're thinking that they made too big a deal out of it,’ she said. ‘It's something that the kids all did in fun.’”
[Full disclosure: Sure sounds like my idea of fun.] Read more here.
Do you know of any YAs that deal with hazing?