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Digital copy of a former Heathfield resident's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police. Recorded by V [Valerie] J Davidson. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 216's witness statement to States of Jersey Police dated 27 April 1991 see C/D/AW1/B1/3/2/WS000486.
July 21st 2008 - July 21st 2008
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Recalls his transfer to Heathfield Children’s Home. Lists residents at Heathfield, including Witness 216, and staff, describing one member of staff as creepy. Provides recollections of Heathfield residents, including Witness 216. Recalls Witness 216 going travelling at the age of 16 and 17, mentioning Witness 216's key worker at Heathfield, and notes recorded in the Heathfield diary. Refers to Witness 216's residency in Care until the age of 16, and his remaining at Heathfield even after the age of 16, suspecting the intervention of Witness 216's key worker. Recalls rumours at Heathfield regarding Witness 216 and his key worker. Refers to members of Heathfield staff, and their recollections of the actions of Witness 216's key worker. Details incident in which he witnessed the sexual abuse of Witnes 216 by Witness 216's key worker. Recalls reporting the abuse to a member of staff who did not believe him. Notes his surprise that Witness 216's key worker was not removed from his post. Details subsequent transfer to Les Chenes [Residential School], mentioning the involvement of Witness 216's key worker. Details conversations with his mother about the sexual abuse he witnessed regarding Witness 216 at Heathfield. Details visit by Police Officer Andrew Geddes regarding an investigation into abuse at Heathfield, referring to Witness 216's key worker. Mentions [another] member of [Heathfield] staff later arrested for abuse away from Jersey. Refers to having witnessed Witness 216's key worker's sexual abuse of Witness 216 in the bedroom of another Heathfield resident.
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