Digital copy of Witness 124’s statement with Detective Constable [Brian] Carter of States of Jersey Police providing an account of his experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to his time at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted].

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November 9th 2005 - November 9th 2005

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Refers to contact with States of Jersey Police following Jersey Evening Post article dated 3 November 2005 relating to [former Haut de la Garenne member of staff] Thomas Hamon’s appearance before the Magistrates Court on charges relating to indecency towards children. Recalls speaking with Detective Constable Parker of the Child Protection Team regarding Thomas Hamon’s employment at Haut de la Garenne and his wife. Details referral to Detective Constable Brian Carter. Details residency at Haut de la Garenne during the early 1960s, when he was between the ages of eight and eleven. Recalls second period of residency at Haut de la Garenne at age of thirteen. Describes layout of Haut de la Garenne, mentioning the junior dormitory, stairs, dining hall, and room of a female member of staff. Lists other children sharing his dormitory, mentioning suicide of one. Details sexual abuse [by Thomas Hamon] and a female member of staff. Details difficulties in relationships following abuse, and reluctance to confide in other residents whilst at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls confiding in Doctor Ellis of 51 David Place about the abuse [as an adult]. Believes Thomas Hamon to be the perpetrator of the sexual abuse, but requests sight of photograph of Thomas Hamon in order to be sure.


Haut de la Garenne
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Hamon, Mrs
Hamon, Thomas
Carter, Brian
Ellis, Dr
Parker, Detective Constable
Magistrates Court


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