Someone said :
Then the lesson there is one shouldn't think with one's cock, it has a smaller head so obviously less brains
And also, without diminishing the disgusting nature of the cowardly attack, that even if there is "technically" nothing illegal with hooking up with a 17 old, it is not something that should be considered purely "innocent".
I noticed that the age of the victim is not mentioned, as he did nothing technically illegal, but I would suspect (and I could very well be wrong) that he could have been the kid's father's age.
If anything, that should have raised alarms bell in the older guy. If anything, his moral compass should have kept him away from that situation. One leg of their defense was that "they accused the man of being a pedophile" and challenged him on his presence there, prior to things turning nasty.
This being said, it does not excuse the attack. It just attacks much less sympathy from me.
Now, and argument that I could be totally wrong would be that the Chinese national was not likely to be in the main cast, but in the supporting cast, thus had a great chance to not be over 50. But if he was anything older than 24, he should really rethink his own attraction to "barely legal" guys. (In my book, 20 is the oldest I would not look suspiciously at in this case) Let's think a moment how we would feel if the victim was Harvey Weinstein, doing nothing "technically illegal", and the attacker a 17 year old girl.