Digital copy of a Report by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board concerning an Application by Witness 253. [Some details redacted]. Undated, c. 2003.

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Provides details of Witness 253, mentioning birth and residence at a Children's Group Home [Clos des Sables Family Group Home] run by the Education Department from 1969 until 1981. Refers to sexual abuse of Witness 253 by [Clos des Sables] housefather Leslie Hughes, mentioning St Aubin's Fort, and LEslie Hughes' conviction dated 9 October 1989 for having indecently assaulted Witness 253 between 23 July 1969 and 18 November 1977 when Witness 253 was aged between 8 and 15 years. Notes Witness 253's refusal to make an official statement to States of Jersey Police, with an oral statement instead recorded in a Police Officer's notebok that cannot be made available to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board regarding abuse by Leslie Hughes. Provides details of evidence collected resulting in Leslie Hughes' conviction. Notes conclusion of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board that Witness 253 was the victim of violence. Refers to Witness 253's wish to pursue a formal complaint [against Leslie Hughes], and the inability of Police to proceed at that time. Notes application made by Witness 253 dating August 2002, with documents arriving from Police in October 2003 having hindered investigation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Refers to concern from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board regarding the lack of assistance provided by Witness 253 at appropriate times. Note receipt of a report from Witness 253's General Practictioner, and a referral to clinical psychologist Tina Baker. Contains report from Tina Baker regarding Witness 253's feelings regarding abuse by Leslie Hughes and the behaviour of her mother and father. States that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board awards Witness 253 the sum of £2500.00 on the basis of facts set out by the Crown at the sentencing hearing [of Leslie Hughes] and admissions contained in the statement of [Leslie Hughes].


Clos des Sables Family Group Home
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Education Department
States of Jersey Police
Baker, Tina
Hughes, Leslie


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