Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Witness 242 to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences regarding a resident at Haut de la Garenne who subsequently moved in to Witness 242's family home during the 1960s. [Some details redacted].

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February 25th 2015 - February 25th 2015

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Refers to birth in 1953, and early life with parents. Describes parents' experiences during the German Occupation. Provides details of family life, and of an individual's illness. Recalls visiting the individual in hospital, and comments on the conditions found at the hospital. Recalls a boy from Haut de la Garenne moving in with Witness 242's family when Witness 242 was around 10 to 11 as part of a work placement. Comments on lack of recollection of a States of Jersey employee visiting Witness 242's family regarding the work placement of the boy from Haut de la Garenne. Notes recollections of discussions with the boy about life at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning allegations of abuse. Describes instances of inappropriate sexual behaviour by the boy in the presence of Witness 242 and [another individual]. Recalls media coverage regarding allegations of abuse at Haut de la Garenne, and perception of Witness 242 that individuals, the media, and the States of Jersey, appeared to be in denial about the allegations. Describes circumstances leading to Witness 242 contacting [States of Jersey] Police to provide a statement. Comments on motivation for providing evidence to the Inquiry, and hope that his evidence will support allegations made by victims of abuse. Refers to Operation Rectangle, and consequences of the [retirement] and [suspension] of [Lenny Harper] and [Graham Power] respectively on victims. [For a copy of Witness 242's Exhibits, please see C/D/AW2/A6/3/WD005193/1 to C/D/AW2/A6/3/WD005193/2].


BBC Radio Jersey
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Bara, Roger
Harper, Lenny
Power, Graham


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