Digital copy of Officer's Report by Civilian Investigator Joseph Cunningham as part of Operation Rectangle. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 158's witness statement to Police dated 16 April 2008 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/12/WS000193.

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October 20th 2008 - October 20th 2008

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Details allegations of emotional abuse by [a male houseparent at Haut de la Garenne], mentioning children being forced to run around in the fields at night if they were not asleep. Comments that staff other than [the male houseparent] were also responsible for this abuse. Details allegations of physical abuse by [a male houseparent at Haut de la Garenne], mentioning cold showers, stinging nettles, and physical assaults and assaults using glue and hot tea spoons. Details allegations of sexual abuse by [a male houseparent at Haut de la Garenne] in the detention rooms, along with another member of staff. Details physical abuse by Gordon Wateridge, mentioning showers and towels. Details phyiscal abuse by an unidentified member of staff, mentioning being tipped from a bed and the bed falling on top of the resident. Contains remarks by Witness 158 concerning sexual abuse by [a male houseparent at Haut de la Garenne] in the showers, and sexual abuse by an unidentified man in his dormitory at Haut de la Garenne. Contains remarks by Witnes 158 concerning physical abuse as corporal punishment by [a male houseparent at Haut de la Garenne] or [Haut de la Garenne] [Superintendent] [Colin] Tilbrook. Contains notes regarding witness appreciation of those alleging abuse by Haut de la Garenne staff. Mentions previous criminal proceedings against Gordon Wateridge, depression and mental health. Refers to interviews with witnesses in the presence of Detective Constable Mayman, Detective Constable Harvey, and Detective Constable [James] McGranahan. Concludes the [male houseparent] appears guilty of systematic abuse, and recommends the arrest and interview of the [male houseparent].


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Cunningham, Joseph, Civilian Investigator
Harvey, Detective Constable
Mayman, Detective Constable
McGranahan, James, Detective Constable
Wateridge, Gordon Claude
Tilbrook, Colin


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