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Remains of five found on Jersey
« on: July 31, 2008, 06:59:47 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7534350.stm

Remains of at least five children aged between four and 11 have been found in the search of a former children's home in Jersey, police have said.

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Re: Remains of five found on Jersey
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 07:39:31 AM »
this is a terrible story isnt it??
 childrens homes are supposed to  "look after"  children whose families cant/wont look after them. some of the high up people in jersey are looking like they are responsiblefor this terrrible terrible crime against poor defensless children.....


beta bottm dollar they  if and when they get to a court they will get let off cos they are influential or ill or dying

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Re: Remains of five found on Jersey
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 13:56:58 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8211830.stm

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A former worker at a Jersey children's home has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls in his care.

Gordon Wateridge who worked at the Haut de la Garenne home, was cleared of a further 12 charges of indecent assault.

The 78-year-old, who lives in the parish of St Clement, was described as "a persistent sexual bully" during his trial at Jersey Royal Court.

The convictions relate to his time as a house parent at the home in the 1970s.

Wateridge was also found guilty of assaulting a teenage boy.

He had denied all the charges against him and told the court that staff at Haut de la Garenne were advised not to have any physical contact with the children in their care.

He was released on bail pending sentencing in September and Judge Christopher Pitchers warned him that he is facing a jail term.

'Some comfort'

Wateridge was the first person charged in connection with the historical abuse enquiry over the home.

Speaking after the verdict, Det Supt Mick Gradwell said in a statement: "Gordon Wateridge, a house parent at Haut de la Garenne, was a sexual bully towards vulnerable young girls in his care.

"We hope the complainants involved in this trial have received some comfort from the decision reached by the court.

"The historical abuse enquiry is continuing and there is another case in the court process.

"We would like to emphasise that the States of Jersey Police take reports of historical abuse seriously, and are committed to investigating them."




there is a bit of a differance between being a "sexual bully" and a persistant one at that and being told to have no physical concat with the children in their care.....

see also...........    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8193528.stm  and

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8199384.stm of the shamefull story :(
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Re: Remains of five found on Jersey
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 14:04:17 PM »
there is a bit of a difference between being classed as a sexual bully and a persistant one at that to being told not to have any phychical contact witht he children in their care...

also see

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8199384.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8193528.stm