Honestly, these days you can't even be sure that the supposed victims didn't do it themselves just to rile everyone up
Reserve judgement. There was no indication that it wasn't a joke gone wrong, either. I'm reminded about how people jumped the gun in the Duke lacrosse and Virginia fraternity rape accusations. Last year you had the two girls at SUNY-Albany claim they were assaulted on a bus due to their race, and then it turned out to be false.
That does not, however, negate the fact that these things do actually happen and are in the VAST majority of cases not perpetrated by the victims themselves.
But this was the AF academy prep school for candidates who have shown leadership or other qualities that would make them strong applicants for the academy. They would not be your average enlistees.
And to say that the A-A cadets might have done it themselves? That too is deeply offensive.
way to be empathetic.