DEAR ABBY: My friend "Sally" has a 14-year-old son I'll call Derek. He recently made sexual advances toward me. What frightened me was Derek's refusal to accept that I meant no when I refused and informed him that what he had in mind was immoral and illegal.
I threw the kid out of my house, called Sally, and asked her to keep her son away from me and my home. She refused to take me seriously.
The next day, I sent Sally a special delivery letter, repeating in writing how I felt about what Derek had done.
Abby, I understand that Derek is at an age when his hormones are raging, but his behavior was repulsive and offensive. I am afraid of him because he's bigger than I am -- and because he's been seen around my house late at night, according to one of my neighbors.
I live alone. Is there something I should do to protect myself? Or should I just wait to see what happens? -- FRIGHTENED BY A 14-YEAR-OLD PREDATOR
DEAR FRIGHTENED: If what your neighbor said is true, Sally's son has more problems than raging hormones. He also may be a Peeping Tom. Since peeping and prowling can escalate, the police should be notified. It appears that the boy needs help, and his mother is in denial. Do not procrastinate. You must protect yourself.