Judge dating teen

It's actually striking that dating abuse was common across the board, she said.

One of the most important duties for any court system is to ensure that youth in the community are protected.These girls were more likely to say a boyfriend had verbally or physically abused them: 32 percent did, versus 28 percent of their peers who went through puberty "on time."It's a small difference, said senior researcher Sara Jaffee, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.Clearly, Jaffee pointed out, not all girls who mature early experience -- and girls who mature later are not immune from it.Both women nearly had to be carried out of the courtroom.Video of their reactions went viral on social media.