I never understood this erotic/sexual assault type of hazing. What’s the joy in joining a group if the only way to get in is to submit oneself to humiliating and depraving acts?

Sean Carlin reports for the Associated Press:

7 charged in high school football hazing case

Seven students were charged with sex crimes Friday after an investigation into hazing on a high school football team found that they held other children against their will and improperly touched them, prosecutors said.

Three of the students were charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal restraint, hazing and other crimes for an act of sexual penetration upon one of the children, Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said. The four other students were charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and other crimes for what happened at Sayreville War Memorial High School, a regional football power whose season was canceled amid the investigation.

Six of the seven students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested Friday night, and the seventh was being sought, prosecutors said. Those in custody were awaiting a Family Court decision on whether they would be held at a juvenile detention facility or be released to their families. Their names weren’t released because of their ages.