Female friends of the Roast Busters have spoken out in support of the boys accused of having group sex with intoxicated underage girls.
The girls, aged between 16 and 19, are standing by their friends, saying their behaviour is nothing more than normal teen antics.
“They are good guys,” said one. “They can make really dumb decisions but they are being teenagers.
“What they are doing is very wrong… they should not have put this on Facebook. They wanted to be famous, they got their fame but in the worst possible way.”
But the girls, who do not wish to be named, claim the bravado we’ve seen from the Roast Busters is just that – even though police believe the group may have exploited a number of drunk, underage victims.
“People know that they are Roast Busters and they go hang out with them and do stuff [… ] but they’re not rapists, they’re cool dudes.” . . .
The female friends of the Roast Busters told 3 News that Facebook anarchy is now the norm, so too is drunken “group sex”.
“People send it on Snapchat, who cares […] it’s normal in west Auckland, its normal here […] Not for everybody though it’s just the young ones 13- to 15-year-olds – that’s what they do.” . . .
Normal for whom?
Not anyone with an appreciation of what’s right and wrong.
Not anyone who understands that actions have consequences.
Not anyone with respect for themselves and other people.