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Digital copy of Witness 169’s witness statement to States of Jersey Police in the presence of Detective Constable 635 Alex Le Chevalier and a representative from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children providing an account of her experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to her time at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted]. For a copy of this witness statement to States of Jersey Police see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/14/WS000433.
September 23rd 2008 - September 23rd 2008
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Institutions Refers to plans drawn of the layout of Haut de la Garenne. Recalls supper room, staff sitting room, and rooms for the intermediate and senior girls. Describes senior sitting room at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning chairs, bookshelves, television and snooker table. Refers to flat of [Gordon] Wateridge. Details mental health and time at [an institution]. Recalls taking an overdose, and having her stomach pumped at [Jersey] General Hospital, mentioning Dr Evans. Comments on her depression, and treatment after which she discharged herself. Refers to having signed an authority for the Police to obtain her medical records from [Jersey] General Hospital and her General Practitioner. Abuse and consequences Indicates room in which an incident took place with [Haut de la Garenne] [Superintendent] [Colin] Tilbrook, and showers where a member of staff would make residents stand naked. Indicates senior sitting room as location of sexual abuse by [Gordon] Wateridge. Lists other female residents sexually abused by [Gordon] Wateridge, and describes sexual abuse. Recalls wanting to forget abuse at Haut de la Garenne, and as a result, not reporting the abuse to the Police or anyone else. Events since leaving care Refers to a former resident reporting sexual abuse experienced at Haut de la Garenne as the catalyst for Witness 169 giving a statement to [Civilian Officer] Brian Carter, and confiding to mother to a lesser extent. Details conversations with former residents about their time at Haut de la Garenne and abuse suffered, since making her first statement to States of Jersey Police. Mentions detention rooms. States that she is not a member of a chat room or discussion group or Care Leavers Group, and that she has not discussed her abuse with others online, or former residents or the media.
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