(NEWS.COM.AU) — The teenage girl who ran away with a teacher twice her age has given a series of interviews about the “genuine, true love” they shared to UK paper The Sun – but the truth is much more sinister.

Many of us can remember her real name from the desperate reports and the frantic bulletins broadcast when she first disappeared from home with her teacher.

Back then, there was a photograph of her smiling into the camera as a pretty bridesmaid at a wedding; all dimples and ringlets and the rest of her life unfurling before her like a peachy ribbon.

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