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Can the police bring my 17 year old daughter home if they find her?

York, SC |

My 16 year old daughter is put in the system as a runaway in York county, South Carolina. The police told me she could leave home when she was 17 and I couldn't stop her and she wouldn't be considered a runaway because she was 17. So, does that mean if she stays gone, and they find her after she turns 17, they wont pick her up because shes 17?

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As you know, the age of majority in SC is 18. But, I've had even judges tell me that, since there is nothing they can DO to 17-year-olds, they see little point in bringing them home.

We all hope that she will see the light and return home to grow up before tacking the world.

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