Comments

Digital copy of Documents relating to complaints of abuse made against Henry Frank Fleming by residents of Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/1/WD001165

Date

July 29th 1975 - July 29th 1975

Scope and Content

Files relating to complaints of abuse made against Henry Frank Fleming by residents of Haut de la Garenne. 1. Memorandum dated 29 July 1975 from Senior Child Care Officer J H Thomson to the Superintendent, Haut de la Garenne. Mentions visit by Child Care Officer R [Richard] Davenport and Thomson to see Fleming at La Tour de Garde, Gorey. Refers to children from Haut de la Garenne visiting Fleming, and warnings received by Fleming from St Martin Centeniers and Constable [George] Le Masurier. Describes Fleming's physical appearance, and employment as caretaker at La Tour de Garde near Haut de la Garenne. Comments on recent death of Fleming's wife, and recent death of his employer. Describes visit by Thomson and Davenport to Fleming, including observations about Fleming's drink habits. Refers to visits by children resident at Haut de la Garenne to Fleming over a period of three years, noting that Fleming admitted to giving cigarettes to the children and one child hvaing stolen from him. Describes interior of German bunker overlooking Gorey, as furnished by Fleming. Mentions finding a t-shirt belonging to a resident of Haut de la Garenne in the bunker. Mentions concerns regarding Fleming's inappropriate relationship with children from Haut de la Garenne. Refers to warning issued to Fleming relating to the notification of staff at Haut de la Garenne should any Haut de la Garenne resident visit his property again, and suggests making the property out of bounds to the children at Haut de la Garenne. 2. States of Jersey Police Report submitted by Temporary [Detective Constable] Jarlath Dervin on 12 September 1975 regarding allegations of sexual offences on juveniles by Henry Frank Fleming. Gives details about Fleming, including year and place of birth, and former residence at La Tour de Garde, St Martin. Refers to a visit by Temorary Detective Constable Dervin, Constable Chatterley and Centenier Germain to La Tour de Garde to caution Fleming regarding committal of offences of an indecent nature with children from Haut de la Garenne. Refers to statement given by Fleming to the States of Jersey Police under caution, his detainment in custody and release on bail following Fleming being charged by Centenier Germain with one count of indecent assault. Notes statements given by children at Haut de la Garenne and a futher statement by him admitting further offences of indecent assault and indecent exposure. Notes Fleming's appearance before Police Court where he was remanded in custody. 3. List of four charges against Henry Frank Fleming relating to offences committed between 1 January 1974 and 2 August 1975 at La Tour de Garde, St Martin. Refers to indecent assault, indecent exposure and gross indecency against residents of Haut de la Garenne. 4. Henry Frank Fleming's Statement after Caution Recorded by Police given to the States of Jersey Police on 2 August 1975 in the Criminal Investigation Department Interview Room. Recorded by Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. Signature witnessed by D F Chatterley and Detective Constable 25. Refers to Fleming's residence at La Toure de Garde, Gorey for six years at date of statement. Describes children from Haut de la Garenne visiting Fleming at his address [from 1973]. Admits to incidents of indecent exposure, gross indecency and indecent assault of children over a period of two years. Admits to having given alcohol and cigarettes to the children in question. 5. Henry Frank Fleming's Statement after Caution Recorded by Police given to the States of Jersey Police on 2 September1975 at the Police Headquarters. Signature witnessed by Detective Sergeant Barry C Simpson and Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. Refers to statements given by children at Haut de la Garenne in respect of incidents of sexual abuse by Fleming. Comments on incidents involving a screwdriver and Fleming's wife's clothing, noting that he had disposed of all items before the police came to search his property. Includes comments by Fleming about his alcoholism and impact of this on his memory of events. Notes that the children had been visiting him for three years at the time of the statement. 6. Statement of Witness given by a male resident of Haut de la Garenne born in 1961 to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of sexual abuse by Mr [Henry] Fleming. Signature witnessed by the Residential Child Care Officer at Haut de la Garenne and Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. Recorded in the Matron's Office at Haut de la Garenne. 7. Statement of Witness given by a female resident of Haut de la Garenne born in 1963 to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of sexual abuse by Mr [Henry] Fleming. Signature witnessed by the Matron of Haut de la Garenne and Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. 8. Statement of Witness given by a male resident of Haut de la Garenne born in 1961 to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of sexual abuse by Mr [Henry] Fleming. Signature witnessed by the Superintendent of Haut de la Garenne and Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. 9. Statement of Witness given by a male resident of Haut de la Garenne born in 1962 to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of sexual abuse by Mr [Henry] Fleming. Signature witnessed by the Matron of Haut de la Garenne and Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. 10. Statement of Witness given by a female resident of Haut de la Garenne born in 1962 to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of sexual abuse by Mr [Henry] Fleming. Signature witnessed by the Matron of Haut de la Garenne and Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. 11. Statement of Witness given by a male resident of Haut de la Garenne born in 1963 to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of sexual abuse by Mr [Henry] Fleming. Signature witnessed by the Matron of Haut de la Garenne and Temporary Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin. 12. Letter dated 7 August 1975 from Dr Scott Warren, Police Surgeon, 41 David Place to D C Dervan [Detective Constable Jarlath Dervin], Police Heaquarters, Rouge Bouillon for the attention of Centenier Germain regarding medical examination of a male resident of Haut de la Garenne born in 1961. Relates to examination carried out in respect of an incident of sexual abuse by Fleming.

Names

Chatterley, D F, Detective Constable
Davenport, Richard
Dervin, Jarlath, Temporary Detective Constable
Fleming, Henry Frank
Germain, Centenier
Le Masurier, George Rive, Constable of St Martin
Scott Warren, Dr
Simpson, Barry, Detective Sergeant
Thomson, Jim
Children's Office
Children's Services
Criminal Investigation Department
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Lacey Advocates
Mont Orgueil
States of Jersey Police

Keywords

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Language

English

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