When United States Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh was publicly accused of a 1982 attempted rape at age 17, his defenders noted that the accuser Dr. Blasey Ford had not obtained redress by pressing charges at the time. Maryland had two relevant charges then on the books: attempted rape (a misdemeanor) and assault with attempt to rape (a felony). This episode motivates the following question about events of the early 1980s in the United States.
What were common outcomes when white 17 year olds did face a charge like this around 1982?
Doing keyword searches to link some starter precedents, I only found tangentially related cases, nothing seeming similar enough to mention. Someone that has access to a faceted legal search engine may more readily perceive the trends in juvenile attempted rape cases. By all means broaden the search in terms of location, charges, and year, but I'm only interested in U.S. cases where the defendant was both white and a juvenile. I left defendants' families' capital and influence off the list of criteria because getting that data seems impractical.