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 Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted]. Tape 5 of 7.

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May 30th 2008 - May 30th 2008

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Institutions Recalls stealing from Smith’s Crisps' [The Smith's Snackfood Company] factory with a group of [Haut de la Garenne residents], mentioning leaving stolen crisps in a farmer’s fields. Mentions brother and another resident who later went to La Moye Prison, and later borstal. Describes facets of Haut de la Garenne, shower block, swimming pool, cellar, playing fields, kitchens, snooker room, courtyard, and Baintree group. Recalls occasionally playing football at Haut de la Garenne. Comments on sexual relationship with a female resident at Haut de la Garenne. Details instances of sexual behaviour between residents in the grounds of Haut de la Garenne. Abuse and consequences Details sexual abuse by a member of Haut de la Garenne staff in his flat. Describes the member of staff as tall. Mentions rumours of sexual abuse of residents by Haut de la Garenne staff. Speculates on nature of parties taking place in another member of staff’s flat, suggesting the parties occurred whilst his wife Morag was in Scotland. Also suggests the parties might have been held in the flat of [Jim] Thomson, and may have been filmed. Speculates on sexual nature of the parties. Describes sexual abuse by a man only able to be identified as the Bogeyman in his dormitory at Haut de la Garenne. Details sexual abuse by a Haut de la Garenne resident in his dormitory at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls sexual abuse by residents in the showers at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to rumours concerning sexual offender Edward Paisnel abusing residents at Haut de la Garenne, and fear of Edward Paisnel in general. Events since leaving care Refers to cellar found by Police under Haut de la Garenne.


Paisnel, Edward
The Smith's Snackfood Company
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Carr, Paul, Detective Constable
McGranahan, James, Detective Constable
Thomson, Jim


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