Digital copy of Report submitted by Detective Constable 278 Dave O'Grady and Detective Constable 9135 Shane Evans of States of Jersey Police. [Some details redacted].

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May 13th 2008 - May 13th 2008

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Relates to allegations of assault by two individuals. Names individuals suspected of assault, and victims and witnesses of assault. Relates to allegations of physical assault by two individuals, and allegations of sexual abuse whilst under the care of the two individuals between 1 January 1967 and 1 February 1977. Contains summary of events, synopsis of significant detail, observations of officers, opinions concerning further enquiries, and requests for legal guidance. Refers to supply of Children's Services client files for two of the individuals resident at [the Family Group Home] during the period described above. Details States of Jersey policy dated late 1960s to move children from large children's homes such as Haut de la Garenne to smaller Family Group Homes. Refers to appointment of the two individuals suspected of assault as Houseparents in 1967, and placement of children into their care. Refers to instigation of investigation into the Family Group Home after a former foster child contacted States of Jersey Police following publicity concerning investigations regarding Haut de la Garenne. Contains allegations of physical abuse and neglect by the individuals, and sexual abuse by three other individuals, mentioning the convicted Roger Horrobin [Horobin]. Refers to one former foster child's care at La Préférence Children's Home, and her difficulties in adulthood due to her childhood experiences. Refers to discrepancies in evidence between former foster children, with some disputing physical abuse, and others corroborating other aspects of evidence, such as being hit by a cricket bat. Details foster mother's retirement in 1977 due to ill health, and continued residence in the island. Details allegations of physical and sexual abuse. Details observations of Officers, mentioning health, personal circumstances, and credibility, of suspects, witnesses and victims. Suggests enquiries to be made with [C A] Smith, [Patricia] Thornton, others from Children's Services, contemporary school friends and teachers from St Helier Girls School mentioning Miss Harris and Mrs Richardson, and the biological children of the two individuals suspected of assault. Suggests considering medical statements with respect to statements to States of Jersey Police made by former foster children alleging abuse, examining the Children's Services client files of those involved in the investigation, formally questioning under caution the two individuals suspected of assault, and searching their home address in order to recover any items connected with abuse. Requests report to be forwarded to Police Legal Advisors for direction.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
La Préférence Children's Home
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
St Helier Girls School
Evans, Shane, Detective Constable
Harris, Miss
Horobin, Roger Henshaw
O'Grady, Dave, Detective Constable
Richardson, Mrs
Smith, C A
Thornton, Patricia


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