Teen runs from children’s home for 3rd time

| 06/01/2020 | 10 Comments
Cayman News Service
Motesha Mothen

(CNS): The police are once again asking the public to help them find sixteen-year-old Motesha Mothen, who has absconded from the troubled Frances Bodden Children’s Home in Bodden Town for the third time in as many weeks. Mothen went on the run again on Friday, 3 January, and was last seen around noon on Eastern Avenue in George Town. She was wearing a black sweatshirt and burgundy pants.

She is about 5’4” tall, of medium build, with long burgundy-coloured braids, brown eyes and a brown complexion.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    16 years old: Interview with social services, if there’s no other issues then let her go and live elsewhere if she’s so keen. Waste of time and resources. (And column inches.)

  2. Anonymous says:

    There’s really no mistreatment going on. You might want to look at the individuals who frequently go missing and their respective backgrounds. There, you’ll see cause and effect.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There is something terribly wrong here. This child is running from something or someone. I cannot understand why this problem is being ignored and swept under the rug. Try talking and listening to her and lets get to the root of the problem. I pray that she finds peace and safety from whatever she is running from

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe instead of running from something she might be running to someone. There is no institution in the world that is perfect or that everyone is completely happy about. The very nature of these places defies that. Perhaps at the outset they were issues that would cause the residents to become unhappy with, for example decipline, rules. With all the publicity this home has been getting in the recent pass they would be stupid not to be proving due care and attention Just maybe these runaways are non- compliant and refuses to avail themselves of the decipline and type of care there. Please remember they were at risk from the beginning or else they would not be there. Unless they want to avail themselves and benefit from being there no one else has the power to make it happen.

  4. Anonymous says:

    There is something wrong here. Has anyone looked into the home she is living in? These things re-occur when there is mistreatment.

  5. Social Critic says:

    Please find this poor girl somewhere else to live.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not on my dime!

      • Society is broken. says:

        But so happy for your dimes to be spent lining a rich persons pocket, wow!….when you are sick with no pension, no job and lose your house, I hereby now vow not to let any of my dimes help you out. Sick selfish person. She’s a child, a child that somehow somewhere has been failed by either her parents, the education system, society at large, including you and many people like you. and you wonder why these kids are running away, lord help us all when society is filled with the majority of people who think like you.

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