Guest post by “Hazegray”
Although I am admittedly not a great fan of the Washington Post, the page 1 story in the March 9th issue: “Girls Cries For Help ‘Fell on Deaf Ears’” cries out for justice, and an accounting by PWC authorities — police, social services and school officials — of their continued inaction. It recounts the story of how a young 13-year-old Prince William County schoolgirl, Alexis “Lexie” Agyepong-Glover, was apparently routinely and systematically abused by her mother over a two (2) year period before being found dead in a creek on January 9th. Reportedly, her school bus driver and school bus attendant reported the mother routinely forced her daughter into the trunk of her car, and there were signs of physical abuse on the child; neighbors found the girl in her neighborhood wearing only a barbecue grill cover, and the girl was apparently terrified of her “mother,” Alfreeda Gregg-Glover.
I won’t repeat the whole article except one telling quote: “Prince William police Maj. Ray Colgan said police would have taken action if they had found Lexie to be in danger.” Really? As a father and grandfather, I would hope Maj. Colgan is never responsible for again taking any action to help a child, because he – and the rest of the county – failed miserably in this instance. Now the BOS “asked the Virginia Department of Social Services to review the county’s response” – in other words, stall and wait for the heat to die down. Lots of people knew, and neighbors tried to do the right thing…. now is the time for the rest of us to chime in and keep the pressure on the county officials. Until this is resolved, and those responsible are held accountable, this will be a gruesome stain on the reputation Prince William County.
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