Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County.
She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.
"I wanted it over with - I wanted out," she remembers thinking. Whatever this is, just get it over." Corfman says she asked Moore to take her home, and he did.
There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
Her two children were still in school then and she worried about how it would affect them.
She also was concerned that her background - three divorces and a messy financial history - might undermine her credibility.
Sometimes, it's helpful to discuss any issues behind a teen's desire for a piercing and changing his or her appearance.
Honest and open conversations between parents and teens—discussing the pros, cons, and underlying intentions—are essential.