Digital copy of Exhibit RFB7: Officer's Report from Civilian Investigator John McMahon, Operation Rectangle to the Senior Investigating Officer, Operation Rectangle concerning a man subject to allegations of abuse by former residents of Haut de la Garenne in relation to the period he visited Haut de la Garenne and took children out from the Home. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Robert F Bonney's Second Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 26 November 2015 [C/D/AW4/B2/26/WS000676].

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June 4th 2009 - June 4th 2009

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Notes that the report deals with the arrest of a former resident of Haut de la Garenne and the man in 2003/2004 and the Operation Rectangle investigation. Refers to the former resident of Haut de la Garenne being convicted with blackmailing the man and disclosing that he had been sexually abused by the man whilst he was a child. Also provides details of the former resident's background and history in care. Sets out details of numerous allegations of sexual abuse made by the former resident against the man in 2003/2004. Also includes details of the subsequent police investigation into these allegations, referring to recovery and examination of personal files of all of the children in care at Haut de la Garenne and enquiries into those identified as having an association with the man. Refers to a search carried out of The man's home, outlining a list of numerous items seized, and remarks about access to medical records in relation to the former resident and the man. Provides details of the man's arrest and interview on suspicion of buggery, indecent assault and acts of gross indecency. Provides details of the man's account of his association with Haut de la Garenne in respect of visiting the Home and taking children out for day trips, and details of the man's response to the allegations made against him. Includes a conclusion from the 2003/2004 case, referring to: the man's association with the former resident, remarks about the veracity of the complaints, lack of corroborative evidence, admission by the man about his interest in young boys, evidence found during the police search of the man's address, comments about the man dumping his computer prior to the blackmail investigation, remarks about positive references of The man from other former residents. Notes that there was insufficient evidence for a successful prosecution and that the former resident was sentenced after pleading guilty to blackmail. Also refers to allegations of sexual abuse made against Thomas Hamon by the former resident for which he pleaded guilty. Includes a timeline of police action in 2003/2004. Includes details of the Operation Rectangle investigation. Refers to the former resident receiving a payment from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for the sexual abuse he suffered which details Thomas Hamon and takes into account an allegation of sexual abuse by the man. Provides details of research carried out, referring to: enquiries at the Registrar's office, documents recovered from the Haut de la Garenne files, a notebook seized during the police search of the man's home and analysis of The man's computer. Provides details of allegations made by three complainants against the man, including of sexual and physical abuse made by the former resident and indecent assault alleged by two other former residents. Also refers to accounts of other individuals in respect of the man, none of which contain allegations of sexual abuse against the man and including those with no allegations of abuse and some who made allegations against other individuals including [Colin] Tilbrook. Includes concluding remarks about the prospect for a conviction against the man.


Bonney, Robert
Cadin, David, Advocate
Carter, Brian, Detective Constable
Davison, Catherine Fiona, Detective Constable
Hamon, Thomas
Howard, R D, Dr
Laffoley, Michael d'Auvergne, Dr
McMahon, John
O'Donnell, Laurence
Tilbrook, Colin
Bedell and Cristin (Advocates)
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
Royal Court
States Greffe
States of Jersey Police
Westaway Crèche


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