Digital copy of Witness 180's second witness statement to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of her experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily at Haut de la Garenne. Signature witnessed by [Civilian Investigator] [Rita] Adams. [Some details redacted].

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June 9th 2008 - June 9th 2008

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Refers to previous statement to States of Jersey Police dated 5 March 2008. Background and Home Life Mentions parents. Institutions Moved to Haut de la Garenne in the 1960s. Describes meeting Gordon Wateridge at Haut de la Garenne. Abuse and consequences Describes being sexually assaulted by Gordon Wateridge in his car as he dropped her back home following an evening in which they went to a pub and discussed their lives since leaving Haut de la Garenne. Believed during the assault that Gordon Wateridge intended to rape her. Confided in husband and sister about the assault. Events since leaving care Describes leaving Haut de la Garenne and Jersey at the age of 16, returning to the island in 1975 when she was pregnant. Recounts meeting Gordon Wateridge by chance at a warehouse, and their conversation about Haut de la Garenne. Describes evening spent with Gordon Wateridge in a pub in Grouville talking about their lives. Describes willingness to support a police prosecution. Refers to the press and a website on which her details are present. Refers to email from two reporters, and her decision not to speak to them.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Probation Service
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Adams, Rita, Civilian Investigator
Wateridge, Gordon Claude


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