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Digital copy of Witness 346's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of her experiences in care, primarily with reference to her time at Haut de la Garenne. Signature witnessed by Detective Constable [Stephen] Monaghan. [Some details redacted].
March 1st 2008 - March 1st 2008
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Recollections of early years at home, giving details about family referring to lack of memory of mother and living with her brother and father. Recalls living in a different house aged 5 or 6 with her father, older brother and older sisters. Recollections of being sexually abused by an elderly man on a bench near a beach when aged 3 or 4. Recalls witnessing her brother being sexually abused by [her father] when Witness 346 was aged 6, and later being physically abused. Describes being sexually abused by [her father], noting suspicions that [her father] was abusing [one of her siblings] and that [another sibling] may have been aware of abuse. Recalls [the Children's Officer] Mrs [Patricia] Thornton and a police officer arriving at her house shortly after this incident and vague recollections of a hearing at the Town Hall. Describes subsequently being taken to Haut de la Garenne by Thornton. Notes lack of memories of first placement at Haut de la Garenne, estimating living there for one year before going to live with her aunt between the age of 9 and 11 or 12. Gives details of physical abuse by [her aunt] towards her and other girls fostered [by her aunt]. Recalls being sent back to Haut de la Garenne aged 12, including a recollection of seeing Winston Churchill's funeral on television in 1965 whilst at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls running away from Haut de la Garenne alone and with friends. Includes recollections of other children in residence and of staff including the Superintendent Mr [Colin] Tilbrook and Ray Williams. Recollections of being sexually abused by Williams and breaking a mirror in the aftermath. Describes reporting abuse by Williams to another girl being was told off by Tilbrook for making up stories and smashing the mirror. Notes that she did not report abuse by Williams to Tilbrook, citing fear of not being believed. Notes father's death when she was aged 14 and remaining at Haut de la Garenne until aged 15 before moving to a foster home. Describes positive memories of time at foster home.
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