Digital copy of an Officer's Report from Civilian Investigator Michael Pick to the SIO [Senior Investigating Officer] of Operation Rectangle. [Some details redacted].

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April 2nd 2008 - April 2nd 2008

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Refers to visit by PC [Police Constable] 686 Sian Gidley and Civilian Investigator Michael Pick to Witness 802 at her home address. Provides details of Witness 802's early life, mentioning arrival in Jersey with siblings and parents, father's desertion of the family home when Witness 802 was 8 years old, and mother's pregnancy and difficulty caring for her children. Comments on uninhabitable living conditions, and the placement of Witness 802 and her siblings into temporary foster care. Refers to Witness 802's placement in a part of an institution where other children would come and stay for short periods of time before returning the the care of their families. Refers to sexual abuse of Witness 802 by a man who would visit the [foster] address, who had previously been fostered himself. Recalls coming across the man when he visited her home as a Police Officer after the Police arrested her son. States that after 8 to 9 months, Witness 802 and her family were reunited. Refers to Witness 802's report of a rape by a neighbour at the age of 12. Refers to the neighbour abusing other children in the area. Refers to Witness 802 having reported both incidents to the Police, and states that both complaints were investigated, with the Police Officer and the neighbour being interviewed under caution. Notes that action could not be taken against both individuals due to a lack of evidence. Refers to Witness 802 being informed that both offences were recorded and will be investigated again if further evidence appears. Notes Witness 802's reassurance by the fact that her cases have been re-examined in the current climate of allegations of child abuse. Refers to Witness 80's initial mistake in naming an individual as an abuser.


Historic Abuse Team
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Gidley, Sian, Police Constable
Pick, Michael, Civilian Investigator


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