Digital copy of Report relating to allegations of abuse by [Gordon Claude Wateridge]. Undated, c. 2009. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 151's witness statement to States of Jersey Police dated 2 April 2009 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/11/WS000255.

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Refers to criticism of Learned Commissioner by the Applicant regarding publicity and the trial. Refers to invitation to the defence regarding explanations to the jury. Lists principal issues emerging during trial. Mentions family pressurising each other into making allegations, questioning whether they were motivated by possible compensation or feelings of retribution due to abuse by someone who was not [Gordon Claude Wateridge]. Refers to sexual abuse of a witness by Haut de la Garenne Superintendent Colin Tilbrook, and sexual abuse of another witness by Tony Watton. Questions the extent to which two witnesses colluded over their allegations, and questions whether Witness 151's identification of her abuser as [Gordon Claude Wateridge] was reliable. Refers to crediblilty of another witness who was sexually abused by others as well as [allegedly] [Gordon Claude Wateridge]. Comments on whether the Applicant received a fair trial, mentioning acquittal on all counts relating to Witness 151.


Haut de la Garenne
Tilbrook, Colin
Wateridge, Gordon Claude


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