Comments

Digital copy of the transcript of the first tape of a tape recorded interview with Witness 195 in Interview Room 4 at Rouge Bouillon Police Station in the presence of Detective Constable 662 Adele Moss and Detective Inspector 5 Robert Bonney. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 195's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police dated between 2003 and 2009, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/19.

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/24/WD000739

Date

November 18th 2003 - November 18th 2003

Scope and Content

Refers to Witness 195's arrest on the morning of 18 November 2003. Provides information about Witness 195 including place and year of birth and prescription of medication. Starts with Witness 195 referencing his time at the children's home [Haut de la Garenne] for 12 years. Includes recollections of a male visitor to Haut de la Garenne who took Witness 195 out on day trips every Saturday afternoon. Descriptions of sexual abuse by the man in Grouville, on the man's boat at Gorey Harbour and in a picture house over a period of three years when Witness 195 was aged between 6 and 10. Notes inability to report abuse as a child. Includes comment by Detective Inspector Bonney reminding Witness 195 of the purpose of the interview and assurance provided to Witness 195 that allegations of abuse will be investigated. Follows with Witness 195's account of events in the months preceding his arrest. Describes seeing the man regularly by chance after leaving care, citing this as a reason for leaving Jersey. Recalls seeing the man walking his dog near a pub upon his return to Jersey. Describes receiving a telephone call from the man two months after seeing him near the pub, including comments regarding how the man obtained his number. Recalls reporting sexual abuse to his cousin and inability to inform the man's daughter of abuse by her father during a meeting in a pub. Gives details of subsequent contact between Witness 195 and the man, referring to the man failing to turn up to a location after arranging to meet with him and lack of contact with the man since. Recalls calling the man a pervert over the telephone once whilst drunk outside the Post Office in town [Broad Street]. Includes comment by Detective Inspector Bonney whereby he refers to a complaint made by the man in respect of calls made to him by Witness 195 as reason for Witness 195's arrest. Describes being bought a new watch strap by the man when Witness 195 was a child. Finishes with conversation regarding making arrangements for Witness 195 to make a complaint in respect of allegations of sexual abuse by the man. [Please note that page 6 of the transcript was not deposited at the Jersey Archive]. [For the transcript of the second tape of the interview with Witness 195, see C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/24/WD000740].

Names

Bonney, Robert, Detective Inspector
Moss, Adele, Detective Constable
Haut de la Garenne
States of Jersey Police

Keywords

Gorey Harbour | Grouville | Haut de la Garenne | abuse | admissions | allegations | Boats | child abuse | Children | children's homes | cinemas | Detective Constables | Detective Inspectors | drunkeness | interviews | mental health | Police | post offices | Pubs | reports | sexual abuse | statements | telephones | transcriptions | Visitors | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

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Closed until

2100

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