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Digital copy of Investigation into Heathfield Children's Home by [Civilian Inspector] Val [Valerie] Davidson] as part of Operation Rectangle. Names suspect as Witness 216's key worker at Heathfield. [Some details redacted].

For Witness 216's witness statement to States of Jersey Police dated 27 April 1991 see ZC/D/AW1/B1/3/2/WS000486.

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Reference ZC/D/AW1/A3/7/3/WD004574
Date 8 August 1991
Scope and Content Suspect Sheet. Names suspect as Witness 216's key worker at Heathfield. Details allegations of Sodomy, Gross Indecency, and Indecent Assault [against Witness 216], whilst [Witness 216] was a resident at Heathfield. Allegations Matrix. Names Witness 216's key worker at Heathfield as the suspect, and Witness 216 as the victim. Details current evidence for allegations of sexual abuse by Witness 216's key worker, referrring to Witness 216's residency at Heathfield between 1985 and 1991. Notes the re-investigation of Witness 216's allegations by HAT [Historic Abuse Team], noting Witness 216's statement to States of Jersey Police dated 1991. Refers to Witness 216 reporting the abuse due to his concern for a younger Heathfield resident, and Witness 216's concerns that if his key worker was not abusing Witness 216, he would be abusing a different resident. Refers to Witness 216's key worker's denial of the allegations, and his suggestion Witness 216 had constructed the allegations due to the key worker preventing Witness 216's siblings being admitted into Care. Refers to interviews of former Heathfield staff and residents. Details one former resident's assertion he witnessed sexual abuse of Witness 216 by Witness 216's key worker. Refers to the thoughts of the resident Witness 216 was concerned for. Refers to Witness 216 confiding in the resident about sexual abuse. Refers to further potential evidence, noting Witness 216's current reluctance to provide a further detailed statement to the Police, and his fears regarding the investigation. Comments on the forensic re-examination of exhibits provided for DNA testing [in 1991]. Notes aggravating factors, mentioning investigation by Jersey CID [Criminal Investigation Department] in 1991, legal adviser Ian Christmas, and insufficient evidence regarding criminal proceedings.
Names Children's Services
Criminal Investigation Department
Heathfield Children's Home
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Christmas, Ian
Davidson, Valerie, Civilian Investigator
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Language English
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Digital copy of Investigation into Heathfield Children's Home by [Civilian Inspector] Val [Valerie] Davidson] as part of Operation Rectangle. Names suspect as Witness 216's key worker at Heathfield. [Some details redacted].

For Witness 216's witness statement to States of Jersey Police dated 27 April 1991 see ZC/D/AW1/B1/3/2/WS000486.

ZC/D/AW1/A3/7/3/WD004574

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