If you ever doubted our sex-saturated culture was pathologising childhood, this story will send shivers up your spine. Two 13-year old and one 14-year-old boys - handsome football stars of Year 8 - have been expelled from a Sydney Catholic school after a female classmate complained they had touched her fully clothed breast three months earlier. The boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted to touching the 13-year-old girl during an English class, but said it was consensual, "and she had no problem with it", said the mother of one of the boys. A teacher was present in the classroom at the time and the girl did not complain or appear distressed. But three months later, the girl told a teacher and the official sexual harassment machinery swung into action.
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