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Is it legal for a 17 year old to assault a 14 year old

Your Question

Is it legal for a 17 year old boy to be assaulting me a 14 year old girl I don’t know what to do


Hi there,
Thank you so much for reaching out to ask Alex; we appreciate you trusting us with your thoughts.
You are asking, is it legal for a 17-year-old boy to be assaulting a 14-year-old girl? You are saying you are the 14-year-old girl, and you don’t know what to do.
It is illegal for the 17-year to be assaulting you. No one has the right to cause any form of harm to another human being—physically, emotionally, or sexually.
Is there an adult in your life that you trust, whom you could talk to about what is happening? This adult could be a parent, a teacher, a grandparent. You have the right to be supported by the adults in your life. It is their responsibility to keep you safe.
If you need someone else to talk to, Childline is available 24/7, 365 days a year. The service is non-judgmental, confidential, and free to contact. Our phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or if you prefer to web chat with us, you can click on the Live Chat tab on our website
Remember, Childline can support you, and if needed, they can contact the Gardaí or Túsla for you, but only after talking with you and looking at what options are available to you.
Your safety is so important. If you feel you are in immediate danger, please seek help urgently. Reporting incidents promptly to the Gardaí is essential for your well-being. You can contact them at 999 or 112 for free.
Look after yourself, please reach out for support real soon,

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