There are some things that can get written off as “youthful indiscretions.”
- Perhaps getting drunk and barfing in your parent’s car.
- Smoking in the (you name the place).
- Cheating on a test in school.
- Skipping school.
There are lots of stupid things that boys (young men?) of school age do.
But having digital intercourse with a drunk 16 year old girl is not a youthful indiscretion.
No. It is a serious offense. If either of them had been 18 years old, they would have been tried in an adult court and received a far harsher sentence.
Rape. Is. Wrong. Rape is against the law and is against any moral code of which I am aware.
This is not a youthful indiscretion. It is a situation of acceptable community standards being grossly mis-read.