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Right now Josephine is probably thrilled; the authorities believe in her not her parents. But if a child under 13 is found to have had sex, it will be treated as rape.

The courts believe that anyone under the age of 13 does not have the capacity to consent to to sexual activity.

Her worried parents have tried to fight this, seeking a court order to prevent their daughter making contact with him, on the grounds that the relationship was endangering her welfare.

When found, she told police she was in love with the older man and had left home voluntarily.

Recently I tried to strike up an awkward, dating advice-laden conversation with a 15-year-old girl who was not at all interested in hearing it. Having been that age at one long-ago point myself, I get it.

It’s uncomfortable at best, preachy at worst and regardless of its truth, advice is usually unwelcome.

I still have to grit my teeth if someone begins to tell me how I should be acting, thinking or feeling. But I also get how age begets pseudo-wisdom and I share with other old fogeys the desire to use my hard-earned knowledge to save someone from a particular pain or heartache I endured.

Though this specific 15-year-old girl needed no advice, I thought I might share with my readers what I may have said had I been given the chance.

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