Digital copy of an Officer's Report from DC [Detective Constable] James McGranahan to the SIO [Senior Investigating Officer], Operation Rectangle concerning a former resident of Haut de la Garenne accused of abuse. [Some details redacted].

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June 30th 2008 - June 30th 2008

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Lists six victims and one suspect, all former residents of Haut de la Garenne. Provides background information about Operation Rectangle, referring to allegations made by six former residents that the suspect sexually abused them during the early 1970s when they were resident at Haut de la Garenne. Includes background information about the suspect, referring to his family and early life, time in care Norcott Villa and Haut de la Garenne, summaries from extracts of reports and memoranda contained within the children's file of the suspect. Sets out details of allegations of sexual abuse made by each of the six complainants against the suspect. Provides details of the subsequent investigation, noting the suspect's arrest in May 2008 on suspicion of indecent assault at Haut de la Garenne between 1973 and 1981. Includes details of an interview conducted with the suspect on 30 May 2008, referring to allegations of sexual abuse made by the suspect against individuals including staff at Haut de la Garenne and Norcott Villa and residents at Haut de la Garenne, and the suspect's response to each of the allegations of sexual abuse made against him. Also provides details of a further arrest and interview of the suspect in June 2008. Finishes with a conclusion about the case, remarking on the suspect's background, his response to various questions and allegations put to him in interview and comments about corroborative evidence supporting the allegations. Also provides details relating to the charge and court process, referring to Centenier Searle charging the suspect in May 2008 with one count of buggery and two counts of indecent assault, noting the suspect's guilty plea to all three charges. Also lists proposed further charges of buggery, indecent assault and gross indecency.


Carr, Paul, Detective Constable
McGranahan, James, Detective Constable
O'Grady, Dave, Detective Constable
Searle, Centenier
Smith, Charles
Thomson, Jim
Williamson, Andrew
Fort Regent
Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Team
Norcott Villa Family Group Home
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police


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