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Editorial: Moral idiots

Last week Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that four former students of Christ the King High School in Middle Village had been charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl at a party at a Queens Village home.

An attorney fo one of the boys, including a 17-year-old and three 18-year-olds, claims the sex was consensual. Yet Brown maintains that “the defendants are alleged to have acted as a group and to have taken advantage of a vulnerable and insecure young girl who found herself in a situation that she was unable to control.”

Many questions are still unanswered. But the biggest question remains: How can four teenage boys who had the advantage of an expensive private-school education not understand that it was morally wrong — whether or not it was legal — to allegedly coerce a 15-year-old girl into having sex? Brown may lose this case, but he is absolutely right in putting these boys on trial.

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