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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Ian Hamilton King to the Inquiry providing evidence about his experiences of corruption in Jersey, particularly in relation to business matters and child abuse. [Some details redacted].
October 20th 2015 - October 20th 2015
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Refers to moving to Jersey in 1982 with his wife. Describes corruption as endemic in Jersey in respect of business matters, stating that this protectionist culture has operated to cover up the true extent of child abuse. Outlines lessons he has learnt from his involvement in the music industry, referring to his involvement with executives and producers in the music and television as a result of his sucess as a member of a rock band. Recalls conversation with Frank Bough about Jimmy Savile, commenting on contemporary awareness of Savile's actions and behaviour. Outlines understanding that Savile was a freemason, referring to the evolution of the nature and purpose of the organisation over time and comments about the freemasons in Jersey. Refers to figures connected to Savile also involved in abuse that was covered up during the 1970s, detailing allegations of abuse against Tam Paton, manager of the Bay City Rollers and details of his own experiences with Paton. Recalls his wife telling him in 1977 or 1978 that Savile was sexually abusing two underage girls in Jersey. Details opinion that there have been attempts to play down the amount of time Savile spent in Jersey, recalling having seen hundreds of photographs of Savile. Describes his experiences of the Jersey Way with regards corruption in Jersey in respect of business transactions, referring to incidents of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and conflicts with regards to links to terrorists relating to the Bank of Bermuda and Ogier. Includes comments about his interactions with Jonathan White in respect of incidents involving Ogier, commenting on Mr White's appointment as head of the Independent Police Authority despite being Chairman of Jersey Finance. Refers to abuse involving teachers at Victoria College, stating that many implicated have been elevated to high positions in the civil service. Refers to his son's attendance at Victoria College in the 1990s despite his reluctance. Finishes with conclusions, stating belief that there has been a concerted effort by establishment figures in Jersey to cover up the true extent of child abuse on the island. Refers to stories regarding the disappearance of children from Haut de la Garenne, the abuse of children at sea, and remarks about the refusal of individuals to investigate corruption and malpractice when being made aware of it. Also comments on inaccurate reporting in the Jersey Evening Post about him regarding business matters, referring to interview he gave to Harry McRandle that was not printed under the instruction of Frank Walker. Outlines optimism for the future for Jersey.
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