Comments

Digital copy of the working copy of a handwritten account by Witness 195 providing his account of sexual abuse by a male visitor to Haut de la Garenne. Photocopied by Detective Constable [Adele] Moss. [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/WD000741

Date

November 26th 2003 - November 26th 2003

Scope and Content

Descriptions of sexual abuse by a man who took Witness 195 out on day trips on Saturday afternoons. Gives details of the first instance of abuse when Witness 195 was aged between 6 and 6½, referring to a lane on Grovill Road [Rue à Don, Grouville]. Recollections of crying and being taken by the man to Gorey Harbour for an ice-cream following the incident before returning to the home [Haut de la Garenne]. Describes vomiting in the toilets and crying upon return to Haut de la Garenne, and inability to report abuse to staff or fellow residents. Recalls Mr [Colin] Tilbrook [the Superintendent at Haut de la Garenne] instructing Witness 195 to go out with the man despite Witness 195 saying he felt unwell. Describes subsequent incident of sexual abuse and recollections of the man driving Witness 195 past his house. Recalls later being taken to the man's home and recollections of the man's wife. Describes being sexually abused by the man in his kitchen whilst his wife was in the next room. Recalls being sexually abused by the man at the West [Cinema] and Forum [Cinema]. Recalls reporting sexual abuse to his best friend, and being informed upon return from school one day that his friend had committed suicide. Describes further sexual abuse by the man on his boat, at his house and in his car over a period of months. Describes being taken by the man to a hotel and response of the man after Witness 195 told him that he did not want to be with him. Gives details of sexual abuse in the hotel. Recalls sexual abuse by the man continuing for some years until he stopped visiting [Haut de la Garenne]. Recalls Tommy Hammon [Thomas Hamon] starting working at Haut de la Garenne shortly after visits by the man ceased. Gives details of sexual abuse by Hamon over a number of years.

Names

Hamon, Thomas Charles
Moss, Adele, Detective Constable
Tilbrook, Colin
Forum Cinema
Haut de la Garenne
States of Jersey Police
West Cinema

Keywords

Gorey Harbour | Rue à Don | Haut de la Garenne | abuse | Accounts | admissions | allegations | Boats | Cars | child abuse | Children | children's homes | cinemas | Detective Constables | drunkeness | exhibits | Hotels | mental health | Police | reports | sexual abuse | statements | Suicide | 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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