I guess I shouldn't have been surprised but I was.
A Georgia Tech fraternity boy sent an email to frat members about using alcohol and other means to lure 'rapebait' women to engage in sexual activity. Now the fraternity is under investigation.
He was very specific in his directions. For example, "Grab them on the hips with your two hands and then let them grind against your d%#@," the unidentified Phi Kappa Tau member wrote in the email, which was leaked to college humor site Total Frat Move on Monday.
I was not surprised to learn he was the chapter's social chairman. And after seeing videos on YouTube of all sorts of sexual activity, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone actually put stuff like this in print.
I won't go into more detail as the entire email disgusted me. This was not a raucous, fun-loving frat party to-do list.
This was not smooth-talking Eric "Otter" Stratton, the Delta rush chairman played by Tim Matheson in the 1978 "Animal House." This was not the slightly sleazy frat antics that so enamored us with "Animal House."
The Georgia Tech frat boy included a seven-step guide to "hooking up" includes an "expunge" step: "Send them out of your room and on their way out when you are finished.
Georgia Tech officials said their Office of Student Integrity and the frat's national office were looking into the incident. They even said they don't condone this type of behavior and that the frat member exercised "poor judgment." You think?
Phi Kappa Tau leaders told a local Atlanta TV station that the chapter suspended the brother and itself from fraternity activities pending the outcome of the investigation.
I am not naive enough to think that this kind of behavior is limited to frat boys. It is not even limited to college boys.
We learned today that two Ohio high school football players are due in court later this month on charges related to the discovery of a sex video they allegedly made with a 14-year-old girl.
Heather Armstrong, an assistant Pickaway County prosecutor, says the boys were charged late last month after the Circleville High School football coach learned of the video made last year and informed authorities.
That's Circleville, Ohio, outside of Columbus.
Armstrong says the video, which depicts consensual sex, had been deleted from a video camera but was recovered. The boys, now 17 and 18, are charged as juveniles with one count each of pandering obscenity involving a minor.
And this also comes on the heels of another indictment in the Steubenville High School rape case -- also in Ohio.
On Tuesday, the first indictment to emerge from a grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the Steubenville High School rape case alleges a school employee tampered with evidence on the weekend of the 2012 assault.
William Rhinaman, an information technology employee at Steubenville City Schools, also has been charged with obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury.
The indictment released by the Ohio attorney general's office Tuesday alleges Rhinaman tried to alter or conceal evidence from Aug. 11, 2012, through April 25.
Two Steubenville High School football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party that began the night of Aug. 11, 2012.
All these examples lead me to ask the question: What kind of values were all these children raised on or can we just blame the Internet?