Digital copy of the transcript of Witness 169’s tape recorded interview with States of Jersey Police in the presence of Detective Constable 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. Tape 1 of 2. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 169's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police see C/D/AW1B1/2/1/14.

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September 25th 2008 - September 25th 2008

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Details process of recording interview, mentioning Graeme Ogilvie. Institutions Describes dormitories at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls arrangements surrounding sanitary products for female residents during their periods, and her own placement on the contraceptive pill at the age of 14. Refers to make up and lace underwear and nightwear given to female residents at Christmas. Lists staff at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning [Haut de la Garenne Superintendent] [Colin] Tilbrook, and [Gordon] Wateridge. Recalls attitude of other residents towards Witness 169 due to favouritism from [Colin] Tilbrook. Details arrangement by the Children's Department for Witness 169 to have an abortion in England when she was living at [Camelot] Girls' Hostel. Abuse and consequences Details sexual abuse by [Colin] Tilbrook in a homework room. Describes sexual abuse during the night at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning physical consequence of a urinary tract infection. Describes lack of action taken by Haut de la Garenne staff regarding the infection, and later advice from Doctor [James E] Hugh. Details sexual abuse by [Colin] Tilbrook whilst Witness 169 was staying with him following her abortion appointment in England. Events after leaving care Recalls correspondence [Colin] Tilbrook whilst Witness 169 was married to her first husband, and [Colin] Tilbrook's unease during telephone conversations.


Haut de la Garenne
Camelot Girls' Hostel
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Hugh, James, Dr
Le Chevalier, Alexandra, Detective Constable
Ogilvie, Graeme
Tilbrook, Colin
Wateridge, Gordon Claude


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