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Digital copy of Witness 185's Victim Personal Statement to the States of Jersey Police relating to abuse suffered whilst a resident at Haut de la Garenne. Signature witnessed by [Civilian Investigator] M Cane. [Some details redacted].
November 17th 2010 - November 17th 2010
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Gives details of emotional effects of abuse. Refers to nightmares about Morag [Kidd/Jordan] and bedwetting, mentioning recurrence of bedwetting incidents within the last year, and receipt of counselling. Describes feeling as if she has been cheated and deprived of her childhood, feelings of insecurity and need for constant reassurance and inability to trust people in positions of authority. Describes impact of abuse on her relationship with her own children, noting that she gave her first child up for adoption. Also refers to contemplation of suicide, describing herself and another indivual as victims at Haut de la Garenne and La Préférence. Comments on physical impact of abuse. Mentions a problem suffered since aged 17, commenting on possibility that this is connected to treatment received as a child. Also describes impact of abuse on Witness 185's social life. Describes development of a lack of trust and insecurity, and impact of this on relationships on a personal level and with friends and work colleagues. Notes impact of the subject of child abuse being mentioned at work on Witness 185. States wish for Morag to receive justice and to suffer as Witness 185 for the suffering and humilitation she subjected Witness 185 to. States to have left Jersey as a direct result of Morag's actions. Outlines details of personal injury, referring to taking anti-depressants and sleeping pills to treat injuries. Refers to receiving counselling since childhood and regular treatment at clinics for self-harming.
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