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    I recently told a counselor about a relationship between a guy and I.
    The guy is 24. Everyone says there is something wrong with that and I don't know why!
    I tried to runaway and then the police picked me up and I got taken to a hospital, while I was in the hospital the police came and got my statement. I got out and I had to get a restraining order against this guy. I feel like I'm ruining his life. My own life while I'm at it.
    Then My friend got in trouble for something I left in his house. His dad found it and said I'm no longer welcome there or around my friend and his life is messed up now. My dad also knows and he can barley look at me. let a lone trust me. I keep messing everything up. If I'm not at home, They can't get my statement against my friend and I can't ruin anymore lives.
    but I just don't know what to do. Or how to runaway.
    I NEED to runaway.

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    Re: bestfriend...statutory rape?

    Thank you for sharing your situation with us. We are sorry to hear about everything you are experiencing. We can’t imagine it feels very good to believe you are messing up your friend’s life. We are not legal experts, so we are not sure of the exact legal ramifications of minors and adults participating in sexual activity together which sounds like what you are referring to. Below are some links to which is a website for teens written by other teens. They give an explanation for statutory rape as well as list other questions/answers regarding age of consent.

    Statutory Rape


    Sex, etc. also has forums and links to various resources which might be helpful in terms of coping with everything.

    It seems that you are thinking of running away so that you can’t ruin anymore lives. At the same time, it sounds like you don’t know what to do or how to runaway. Our mission is to keep America’s youth safe and off the streets, so if you did leave would you have a safe place to go? Running away is normally just a status offense; however, harboring a runaway can be considered illegal. In some areas shelters provide a temporary place to go, although they would have to get parental consent/ notification at some point to avoid harboring minors. We are not here to tell anyone what to do or help someone run away, but we are here to listen and discuss possible options. We are anonymous, confidential, and can be reached 24/7. We hope things get better and that you are able to cope with things in a positive way. Best of luck to you!

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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