PREP KIDS COP PLEA IN KID SEX
Four prep school teenagers charged with sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl at a Halloween bash last year pleaded guilty to reduced charges yesterday, avoiding jail time in what their lawyer described as a birds and the bees case. The four pleaded guilty to charges of sexual misconduct and sexually endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors. As part of the plea deal, they will not be jailed. They were sentenced to six months probation and three days community service, and the 15 year old granted an order of protection. The original charges of sexual assault, which were dropped int he plea deal, carried a minimum six-month jail term. Police sources said even though the 15 year old girl had admitted to consensual sex, the act was still considered a crime.