Digital copy of Witness 195's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of his experiences at Haut de la Garenne. Signature witnessed by J McMahon. [Some details redacted].

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September 3rd 2008 - September 3rd 2008

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Refers to previous statement to the States of Jersey Police given in 2003 [C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/19/WS000200]. Recalls running away from Haut de la Garenne aged 12 with a girl and discussing their experiences of suffering abuse, including sexual abuse. Describes a chance meeting with the girl [in about 1990] in Jersey, where she told Witness 195 that she informed her husband of her experiences. Refers to rumours about abuse at Haut de la Garenne, including comments about the wife of a man being aware of the abuse. Includes recollections of other children in residence at Haut de la Garenne. Discusses a male friend, commenting on his suicide and personal belief that he was abused whilst in care. Gives details of other children being physically abused by members of staff at Haut de la Garenne. Also includes recollections of members of staff at Haut de la Garenne, including physical descriptions and details of abuse by individuals. Refers to a legal proceedings in court against a male individual for abusing a male resident at the home, commenting on physical abuse and possible sexual abuse. Provides account of an incident when Witness 195 was aged 8 whereby they had a fight with a male resident. Describes response of the boy's father to physically abuse Witness 195. Provides permission for the States of Jersey Police to liaise with their legal advisor at Carey Olsen to assist with their enquiries. [For a copy of this witness statements dated 3 September 2008 with different levels of redaction, please see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/19/WS000198].


McMahon, J
Haut de la Garenne
Carey Olsen
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey Police


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