Relatives of Serena Cox want justice

Relatives of Serena Cox want justice
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Relatives of 13-year-old Serena Cox, who allegedly ran away from her Beasejour, Gros Islet home on May 31 and was later found in a house in Union, Castries occupied by three males., said they want justice for the teen.

One relative, who requested anonymity, told St Lucia News Online (SNO) in an exclusive interview that Cox claims she ran away from home because she was being treated unfairly by her previous guardians.

But the relative said, “I would not say so because I wasn’t there.”

According to the relative, there may be another reason why Cox decided to leave. However, the relative said that it is no reason for three adult males to take the minor in their house without calling the police. According to the relative, Cox claims that one of the men is her best friend who she confided in and asked to stay at his home after running away.

The relative believes the teen girl was taken advantage of and someone must be held responsible for it.

Further, the relative said she has little faith in the justice system in Saint Lucia, but is hoping that the individual responsible for harboring Cox is given the full penalty for his action.

Relatives said they were never contacted by the police regarding the investigations even though they made contact with them. They further commented that they are not satisfied with the outcome of the situation, and that apart from one of the three men being arrested, nothing else has happened. It is unclear whether he was released or is still in police custody.

But with all this, the relative told SNO that all efforts are being made to get the teenager’s life back on track.

“We experienced a little problem with her, but gradually we hope she will understand…we are hanging in there with her and trying to be with her,” the relative said.

The relatives are seeking to have the teen girl counseled. They said it may be hard to get her back in line, but they will try their best to ensure that she is led in the right path and that she takes more responsibility for her actions. Cox will be attending a new school in September.

The teen had been living with her guardians since April following the death of her mother from liver failure. Social Services had entrusted Serena in their care.  The teen is now living with other relatives, who have taken full responsibility for her.

 

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  1. Dat serena gurl makin all of url relative or nt take jail...url betta live the person man alone cuz is nw she will do tings...u nt seein wat dat child is up to?

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  2. i'll try to make it simple; If you a grown ass man (18 yrs or older) and a child (below 18)who is your friend comes to sleep over for what ever reason. make a phone call or arrange to have her sleep somewhere else. you harboring a 13 yr old whether she wanted or not is wrong especially when her guardians are looking for her. you know we don't live in a perfect world and your right can become wrong so easily.

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  3. Yes the law is the law and she's under age. However, I don't think the men knew she ran away. And family should be happy that she had a roof over her head.

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  4. i think inspite of Serena being a minor she was not forced from her home she could at anytime lets the authority or her relatives know her where abouts but she chose not too, SHE needs to held accountable for her actions, yes the adult to some extent should be blamed because he is adult and should know better but I think her relative now coming and talking endless nonsense and making it seem like Serena is innocent in all of this is pure nonsense, let her be held accountable for her actions or else she'll never learn

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  5. Why don't we listen the children n wen the children make them a shame they want to be like is not the their fault. She was not appreciated so she went to a place where she will be listen to trust me I've been in her shoes so I know wat she goin through and counseling will not help the family need to sit wit her n listen to very thing she has to say n don't judge

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  6. What nonsense is that??? Wtf you want justice for?...de girl ran away and u want justice....I hate to read/see nonsense... study that child cuz she seems have a lot of vice. Sorry for the guys shShe put in trouble tho..smh

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  7. No one forced Serena Cox to run away. I believe that children like serena needs some counseling. The family knows what kind of child serena is so what Justice are they talking about. That entire family is just Hot.

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  8. I think it is time that Lucians stop their villager of justice and stop being in denial. The child left her home willingly staying with her best friend as they claim. Don't tell me not once did Serena not hear her name over the airwaves c'mon. We have adopted a habit of being to quick to blame where blame is not even warranted. Give it a damn restand start learning to put ur homes in order. The child has a mind of her own. Im not sure what the issue is or was but some of our young ppl like to overreact from rules and regulations just bcus they know they hv a place to run. We have to protect our kids likewise we have to buss they ass when they do wrong. And the families need to stop and get their act together.

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  9. So this three men are adults and should of known better,all three should have been arrested not just one. With that said this child voluntarily ran away and went to these men house and ask to stay, why didn't she go to her dad sister or the relative that so want justice and seek help. Instead she chose to go to a man house,slept there for over a week,she knew police was looking for her yet stayed there and now you guys want justice. What is wrong with these ppl that can't control their kids.Instead of showing her there are consequences for her action your'll have her thinking she is a victim. Blame every man she go after and not decipline her and your'll will see. Smfh

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  10. I think it is time that Lucians stop their villager of justice and stop being in denial. The child left her home willingly staying with her best friend as they claim. Don't tell me not once did Serena not hear her name over the airwaves c'mon. We have adopted a habit of being to quick to blame where blame is not even warranted. Give it a damn resta and

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  11. If Serena was being illtreated by her foster caregivers why didn't she go the home of her relatives, why did she choose the home of a male friend

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  12. If the family wants so much justice please tell me, why your dear victim did not feel the need to come to you? She went to meet her MAN/MEN, you are calling for justice for someone who has a habit of running away from home if you were so much into her she would feel closer to you instead of the guys she run to.

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  13. Dem ppl sicken me now the ppl who normally use this sight like me shud have remember when she made that's statment now she talkin bout justice lean to controle ur child an she must b forcein the girl to make sure the person or persons take jail.

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  14. I really don't understand cox family this ppl is a bunch of fool the last time her some family member was ask did they take advantage of her the fool said cot{HELL NO}she give give deals like she was deh now that's the shit I hearin awa for this ppl pushin they hands in fire for they children

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  15. i dont agree to the fact that the guys encouraged her to stay there but i bet they didnt hold a gun to her head and if she felt that she was taken advantage of the same way she went there she could have left and gone to the family she is at presently. The men i hope the law deals with them accordingly they too should have known better...

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  16. Some st lucians need common sense pushed into their heads. Its da law so wheather or not she confided in him, he is wrong for allowing her to stay. Lucians will always stay. The law is da law anv all three men shud hv been arrested

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  17. Idk y they're lookin 4 justice 4 her. Its her choice 2 go where she wanted. She knows y she ended up there. I think the family is just jealous that she went else where n not 2 their homes. *BOOM*

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  18. nonsence, crap of bull, justice for what i can understand if you want justice against the guys for haboring her cause that is illegal they should not haboring her since she ran away but as is three males its like this woman is judgeing that the three males had sex with the minor you have no proof or evidence of that who know the friend means no ill will and just help her out with a place to stay you should be thankful he or they put a roof over your child damn head while she was doing her nonsence sometime the guys didnt even know she ran away i want to know if she was found in a house with three females if you would a want justice to. until there was evidence or the girl say they had sex with her with proof then you can call for justice but untill then you not making any sence.

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  19. you know as much as i have an issue with 3 men in a house with a minor and they should all be arrested for it but has any one ever thought to them self that she was not kidnapped she went willingly and stayed there for how long?? yes she is a minor but she is old enough to reason. if she was having sex with all 3 then i think that if she was taken advantage of she would of been screaming rape and trying to find a way to be free from that , not saying that she's a tramp or anything but let's not put nothing past kids of any age i think that as much as we want justice for her but if she went willingly and these men where in the house knowing to her then i think justice should be for them. it pisses me off that people want to blame everyone but them selves
    ( dear any one to comment )

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    • "My own Mind" be enlightened -statutory rape is sexual activity in which at least one person is below the age required to legally consent to the behavior. Although it usually refers to adults engaging in sex with minors under the age of consent. In statutory rape, overt force or threat NEED NOT be present. Statutory rape laws presume coercion, because a minor or mentally challenged adult is legally incapable of giving consent to the act.

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    • According to the law she is NOT old enough to reason (give consent). Therefore if they interfered with her then it is rape and the family has a right to demand justice. We live in a society governed by laws. The guys should have stayed far away from the minor.

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    • I think the men or her best friend should have made contact with the girl's relatives or the police as she was reported missing. The girl's relatives need to focus more on getting this child much needed counselling and helping her make better choices and getting her life on track. Instead they want justice. What exactly do they want?If it can be proven that one or more of the guys had sex with her, then it is statutory rape and they should be made to answer for that. According to the report she went there willingly, so it can't be kidnap. I think her bets friend( one of the guys she was found with) exercised poor judgement in allowing her to stay there. If his intention was to offer help, then it backfired.

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