Digital copy of the transcript of Witness 147’s interview with States of Jersey Police in the presence of Detective Constable Jim McGranahan and Detective Constable Paul Carr providing an account of his experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to his time at Norcott Villa Family Group Home and Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted]. Tape 3 of 7.

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May 30th 2008 - May 30th 2008

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Background and Home Life Describes happy-go-lucky personality at age of 5. Institutions Refers to admission to the Crèche at Haut de la Garenne, and move to the Intermediates at around the age of 5 or 6. Mentions Claymore group at Haut de la Garenne. Describes layout of Haut de la Garenne, mentioning dining hall. Recalls transfer to Norcott Villa [Family Group Home]. Describes positive and negative experiences with two sets of house parents at Norcott Villa [Family Group Home]. Recalls education at Plat Douet School and St Helier Boys School. Mentions absconding from school. Refers to transfer to an Approved School at age of 13 or 14. Refers to transfer to a hostel at age of 16, giving directions past Convent Court, Val Plaisant. Mentions imprisonment at HM Prison La Moye. Abuse and consequences Recalls sexual abuse by a man only able to be identified as the Bogeyman at night at Haut de la Garenne. Attempts to recall identity of the Bogeyman, and recalls attempts to report abuse to staff. Describes sexual abuse at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning older residents in the swimming pool. Refers to sexual abuse by the Bogeyman at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to sexual abuse by house parents at Norcott Villa [Family Group Home]. Events since leaving care Refers to brother’s own research into States of Jersey care system, and mentions brother’s lawyer. Comments on rumours concerning collusion between States of Jersey Police, States of Jersey, Senators, Vignteniers and families.


Haut de la Garenne
HM Prison, La Moye
Norcott Villa Family Group Home
Operation Rectangle
Plat Douet School
St Helier Boys School
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Carr, Paul, Detective Constable
McGranahan, James, Detective Constable


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