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Digital copy of an Officer's Report by Civilian Investigator Joseph Cunningham, Historical Abuse Team to the Senior Investigating Officer, Operation Rectangle relating to an allegation of indecent assault made by Witness 123 against a male employee at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted]. Printed 14 October 2014. For Witness 123's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 20 February 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/5/WS000129 and C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/7/WD002008.
November 8th 2008 - November 8th 2008
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Allegation: Includes an extract from Witness 123's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 20 February 2008 [C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/5/WS000129 and C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/7/WD002008]. Extract includes an allegation of sexual abuse by a male employee at Haut de la Garenne when Witness 123 was aged 10. States incident took place before Witness 123 had met Ray Williams. Notes establishment of likely identity of the man in question and subsequent contact made by Civilian Investigator [Michael] Pick. Comment: Establishes dates of Witness 123's residence at Haut de la Garenne and comments of accuracy of dates of the alleged abuser's employment at the home. Recommendation 1: Obtain full employment details for the Education Department to ascertain when the man started and finished employment at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to allegations made by Witness 123 of sexual abuse by Williams. Recommendation 2: Organise interview of [Witness 123's alleged abuser]. Refers to Witness 123's close relationship with a former female resident at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning discussion between her and Detective Constable [Angela] Harvey. Refers to comments on allegations of abuse made by Witness 123 against the male employee at Haut de la Garenne. Comment: Explains decision to not include further allegations of sexual abuse against [Witness 123's alleged abuser] in the Report. Conclusion: Cites lack of corroboration of Witness 123's allegation of sexual abuse as reason for suggestion that the matter should be shown no further action.
Cunningham, Joseph, Civilian Investigator
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