Digital copy of Exhibit 20: Witness Statement of [a former resident of Clos des Sables Family Group Home] to the States of Jersey Police detailing allegations of sexual abuse against Leslie Hughes. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to [Janet Hughes'] Witness Statement to the Inquiry, dated 26 May 2015, [C/D/AW2/B3/20/WS000578].

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April 12th 1989 - April 13th 1989

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Describes three occasions between 1971 and 1975 when she was between 11 and 15 years old where she was sexually abused by Leslie Hughes and/or he exhibited sexually inappropriate behaviour towards her at 108 Clos des Sables and on his boat Sea Fury. Recalls Leslie Hughes instructing the former residnet not to tell [Janet Hughes] or Leslie Hughes would lose his job. States that she mentioned one of the incidents to a member of staff, noting her response to the disclosure. Includes comments about the effect of the abuse on her in respect of her attitude towards physical or sexual contact and dislike towards older men. Also outlines action taken, referring to disclosure of abuse to her doctor, receipt of psychiatric treatment and remarks about other girls with whom she was at Clos des Sables. Recalls that she and three other girls mentioned Leslie Hughes' behaviour to a member of staff at Clos des Sables. Recalls the member of staff's reluctance to take action, and referral to [Janet Hughes'] feelings.


Clos des Sables Family Group Home
Jersey General Hospital
Sea Fury (Boat)
States of Jersey Police
Hughes, Leslie
Hughes, Janet
Hurst, Dr


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