The US page program is comprised of 102 individuals who are at least 16 years of age. They are high school junior from around the country and the competition is intense. The are nominated by the pages member of congress so the appointment is not easy to come by.
Personally I don't think Foley was limited to just one eighteen year old page and I don't think he worried about their ages. These are high school students that shouldn't have to worry about this sort of thing. First they should never be put in a position where they have to worry about if they are being sexually harassed and then have to face the decision of what would happen if they reveal what is going on. They are in a once in a life time situation and basically this guy ruined it for him.
At the very least Foley is guilty of sexual harrassment. The fact there was no sexual contact means nothing. And having been a victim of sexual harrassment at a very young age I can tell you it is not as easy as just coming forward or he should have said something. I was never touched when I was sexually harassed instead my boss would make me go into the freezer without my apron to "see what would happen" I was humilated and upset. But I also was living on my own and needed the job. Normally the harrasser is in a position of authority and you are scared that no one would believe you or that you would lose your job. Worse for the pages they lose a chance to make contacts that could last them for a lifetime.
For me Foley is the worst kind of predator. He was in the position of authority. He preyed on young people who are not as savvy with the world. 18 years old and younger. They were in a position that they would be loath to rock the boat and he knew it. He is now making excuses that he did it because... because he is an alcoholic, because he was molested himself.