Digital copy of Exhibit BC19: Officer's Report from Howard Harries, Operation Rectangle to the Senior Investigating Officer, Operation Rectangle concerning the interview of a former member of Les Chênes staff regarding allegations made against him. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Brian Carter's Second Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 20 October 2015 [C/D/AW4/B2/5/WS000651].

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January 10th 2009 - January 10th 2009

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Refers to complaint made by a former resident of Les Chênes on 25 August 2008 regarding sexual abuse by the member staff at Les Chênes, mentioning a statement to States of Jersey Police in the presence of Detective Constables Newman and Evans. Provides details of the complaint, referring to an investigation by Brian Carter. Refers to allegations made by a second individual regarding the same member of Les Chênes staff which were investigated by Brian Carter, noting a decision by the Police Legal Advisors of No Further Action. Notes that in 2003 the first individual did not report allegations of sexual abuse, despite awareness of Brian Carter's investigation into such allegations and Brian Carter's presence at Les Chênes interviewing residents and staff. Details discussion with Brian Carter regarding the first individual's recollection of using a bathroom and seeing the member of Les Chênes staff in the shower. Notes the member of Les Chênes staff's recollection of the incident, mentioning the first individual returning to throw water at the member of staff. Notes that the second individual did not mention an incident involving himself, the first individual, and the member of Les Chênes staff in the changing room, mentioning statements made in 2003 and 2008. Refers to Brian Carter's assessment of the member of Les Chênes staff's good character and experiences. Notes the member of staff's lack of training in restraint techniques. Notes incident of alleged sexual assault referred to by the first individual whilst he and another resident attempted to abscond from Les Chênes, referring to the member of staff's restraint of potentially violent escaping prisoners. Refers to questions as to the first individual's credibility with regards to allegations made, noting the length of time between the incidents and complaints to Police, media attention in Jersey's history, compensation, and loose allegations. Suggests that the member of Les Chênes staff does not become the subject of another investigation.


Carter, Brian
Evans, Shane, Detective Constable
Harries, Howard
Newman, M, Detective Constable
Les Chênes Residential School
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police


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