15 Year Old on Her 5th Round
Hi, I'm the mother of a 15 year old daughter who is on her 5th round of running away. This all started back in November of 2003. She has a boyfriend that is 18 years old and has been court ordered to stay away from her. This boy has her convinced that he loves her and I think the only reason why is because she is so easy to give in to him when it comes to sex. I have found out thru some of her friends that this boy has asked around for other single girls and their phone #'s. He is not a good influence on any young girl or older for that matter. He has been kicked out of High School when he was still taking 9th grade classes at the age of 18. He smokes pot and drinks and has been arrested quite a few times.
On the second runaway, they had entered another county and was gone for 9 days. The boy was finally picked up for shop lifting but he never told the police about my daughter who was waiting for him to come back to the abandoned trailer they were staying in. He called his parents the next day from jail and they went to pick him up. He then told them (his parents) where she was and they went to pick her up. His parents brought her back to me.
The very next day I took her downtown and took an Out of Control order on her. I then called the Prosecuting Attorney to report this boy and the fact that he has violated the court order. This all happened in December 2003. We finally got a court date for the hearing on this boy who is looking at doing a year in jail. Court date is in 9 days. My daughter has been missing now for 8 days. This boy thinks and has my daughter convinced that if she does not show up for court that he will get off and walk. The thing is, the attorney did not want my daughter there anyway. He will be doing his time.
The thing I'm scared about is where my daughter is and when he goes to jail will she come home? For all the teenagers out there, if your parents have a problem with you dating someone, there is probably a very good reason. Please always weigh the cons and pros on a person before you get too involved with them. My daughter had everything going for her. She was an A-B student in the 9th grade, had a plan for college and her future. She is well worth more than this. If I can't get her the help she needs, she will loose it all. At this time she is looking at repeating the 9th grade and possibly be moved to a facility for troubled teens all for a 18 year old boy she thinks loves her.
Get though your teen years and make a plan for your future because no boy or girl is worth you losing it all. Oh yah, my daughter has already got a juvenile record going. She was arrested on her 4th runaway for giving the police false info.