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Digital copy of Witness 187's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police in respect of sexual abuse by Thomas Hamon. Recorded by Detective Constable [Brian] Carter. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 187's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/18.
September 30th 2005 - September 30th 2005
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Refers to a witness statement dated 11 October 2000 recorded by Detective Constable Beghin [C/D/AW1/A3/6/2/25/WD004366], noting that he has since changed his name by deed pole. Describes being contacted by Detective Constable Brian Carter in 2004 in relation to his original complaint regarding Thomas Hamon to inform him that the investigation to be re-opened. Describes being a member of St John [Ambulance], recalling occasionally performing public duties including the Battle of Flowers. Refers to sexual abuse by Thomas Hamon in the bandage room at the St John [Ambulance] Headquarters [on Midvale Road] and in Hamon's car near St Saviour's Hospital en route from St John Ambulance training to Haut de la Garenne. Refers to bedtime at Haut de la Garenne, noting he was allowed to be up later on evenings that he was at St John [Ambulance]. Recalls that Hamon never abused him when his brothers were also in the car. Also notes that he never abused when went to visit Hamon in his home, describing how he and his brothers would walk to Hamon's house after finishing school at St Helier Boys' School and before St John [Ambulance]. Includes comments about Hamon's [wife]. Refers to incidents whereby Hamon sexually abused Witness 187 on a camping trip in England in 1968 or 1969 after returning from the Royal Berkshire Hospital to receive a tetanus injection. Recalls that a member of St John [Ambulance] had knowledge of abuse on this trip. Describes first meeting Hamon at [Haut de la Garenne], referring to Hamon's relationship with [a member of staff]. States to have joined St John [Ambulance] due to physical abuse by staff at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning Ray Williams. Explains why he did not report abuse to anyone, citing culture of the time, Hamon's position of trust and manipulation and impact of abuse suffered on Witness 187's daily life. Also refers to impact of sexual abuse by [Terence] Jarrett, [Tony Watton] and Hamon. Mentions transfer to borstal and imprisonment, commenting on treatment in these institutions compared to treatment in [children's homes]. Describes Hamon as manipulative, singling out Witness 187 to abuse because he was vulnerable. Asserts to be unaware of other individuals abused when attending St John [Ambulance].
Beghin, Louis, Detective Constable
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