Digital copy of page 7: Events leading up to Operation Rectangle. Part of Operation Rectangle Final Report prepared by Detective Inspector Alison Fossey of States of Jersey Police. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 124's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 27 May 2008 and 9 November 2005 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/6/WS000130 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/6/WS000131 respectively.

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September 1st 2010 - September 30th 2010

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Relates to allegations of sexual abuse by Thomas [Charles] Hamon, a former Haut de la Garenne house father. Details charges brought against, and guilty plea of, Thomas [Charles] Hamon in 2005 relating to nine seperate complainants of historical indecent assault dating between 1964 and 1989, when he was associated with Haut de la Garenne and St John's Ambulance. Details discovery during investigation into Thomas [Charles] Hamon that there were multiple victims from Haut de la Garenne. Refers to report by Acting Detective Inspector Peter Hewlett in which the island's perception that Haut de la Garenne was a sinister place where residents were abused was explored. Refers to former residents' involvement with Police after leaving Haut de la Garenne, and mental health difficulties, mentioning suicide. Refers to ACPO Guidance on the Investigation of Historical Institutional Child Abuse (2002), and document submitted to States of Jersey Police Management Team in April 2006. Refers to lack of action taken following report, due to report not specifying the type of abuse that had occurred at the children's home, and due to the fact no victims were identified.


Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Fossey, Alison, Detective Inspector
Hamon, Thomas Charles
Haut de la Garenne
Royal Court
St John Ambulance
Hewlett, Peter, Acting Detective Inspector
States of Jersey Police Management Team


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