Worried mother

 Dear Queenie,

My 13-year-old daughter told me that a friend of hers at school is having sex with a man who is as old as her father. My daughter doesn’t want to to tell anyone else because she’s afraid her friends will call her a “snitch”.

Queenie, I don’t want my daughter to be mad at me, but what should I do?—Worried mother

Dear Mother,

Even if the sex is consensual, your daughter’s friend is legally being raped by an adult predator. If you can find out who her parents are, let them know what is happening so they can take the necessary measures. If you cannot contact the girl’s parents, tell a school counsellor, who would be legally and ethically obliged to report this kind of crime.

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