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    Jersey - Skeletal remains at Haut de la Garenne, Feb'08 - NOT BONES

    REPORTS FROM THE JERSEY ISLAND NEAR FRANCE IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL HAVE FOUND WHAT IS BELEIVED TO BE THE REMAINS OF A CHILD AT A FORMER CHILDREN HOME ON THE ISLAND: HERE ARE THE FACTS SO FAR IN THIS BREAKING CASE THAT WILL BE BRITAINS LEAD STORY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR WEEK AS THIS MIGHT BECOME THE SITE OF MORE CHILDREN BODIES BEEN DUG UP:


    Child's Skeleton Found In Jersey

    Parts of a child's body have been found at a former care home in Jersey.
    An investigation is under way

    The remains, which are not thought to be recent, were found at the Haut de la Garenne site on the island.

    It is not known if the skeleton is male or female, a spokeswoman for Jersey police said.

    The discovery was made at around 9.30am this morning by officers who have been excavating the site for the past four days.

    The search is continuing and the spokeswoman said they "could not rule out" the possibility that more remains will be found.

    The police spokeswoman said: "It is not thought the remains are recent but we don't know at this time how long they have been there."

    Haut de la Garenne and Jersey Sea Cadets are the main focus of a police investigation into alleged child abuse over the past 40 years.
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    The probe involves a number of historical allegations of sexual and physical abuse of children said to have occurred on premises run by the state or voluntary groups.

    The allegations span a period from the 1960s up to the early years of the present decade, although police said the bulk of them focus on the 1970s and 1980s.

    The spokeswoman said more than 140 potential victims have contacted a helpline since the investigations began.

    Last month, 76-year-old Gordon Claude Wateridge, of St Clement, Jersey, was the first person to be charged in connection with the historical abuse investigation.

    He is charged with three alleged offences of historic indecent assaults on girls aged under 16 between 1969 and 1979 at the former Haut de la Garenne children's home.

    Haut de la Garenne is a former Victorian school and orphanage which today serves as a youth hostel. It has been featured in the TV detective series Bergerac as a police station

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/jersey/7260625.stm

    This stuff horrifies me. I have read before about old boarding schools in Ireland that used to bury boys that had mostly died at their hands and just WRITE the parents saying, "Sorry for your troubles."

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    Please keep us updated on this story, if you could. This is just amazing.

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    Is that not the creepiest story to come along in a while?

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    Police search for up to SIX more bodies at Haut de la Garenne orphanage

    Police are braced for more grisly finds after they discovered the remains of a body while investigating alleged child abuse in a former orphanage yesterday.
    Jersey Police began a search of the former Haut de la Garenne children's home on Tuesday, using two sniffer dogs and radar equipment. They are now focusing on one area of the building in particular after a sniffer dog indicated there may be further remains buried there.

    Eight suspicious sites have been identified by sniffer dogs and are set to be the focus of further examinations.

    "What appears to be potential remains of a child have been recovered," said a spokesman. "The inquiry is continuing.


    More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...e_id=1770&ct=5

    Detectives have identified 70 alleged victims and 20 suspects. abuse which goes back decades at this orphanage was on a massive and (sometimes) fatal scale.

    Jersey is a part of The Channel Islands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Islands

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    Oh this is going to get worse I am afraid. What a horrible story. thanks for posting.

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    Here's information if you want to stay there.

    http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommoda...sey/index.aspx

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    How horrible!!!!!!!!

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    That is horrible; it makes you wonder if there are any cases here in the states.
    Does anyone remember back when Geraldo Rivera blew the cover on the abuse that went on at Letchworth and Willowbrook Institutions in NY?
    Here is a link from a book about the work Geraldo did:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=syW...2SMtiD4gNxsabM


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    FORENSIC experts were today continuing their search at a former care home amid fears they have found six graves.
    Teams at Haut de la Garenne in St Martin, on the east coast of the island of Jersey, are working with sniffer dogs and specialist equipment - including ground penetrating radar - to fully excavate parts of a youth hostel.
    Deputy Chief Officer Lenny Harper said the search was "concentrated on the entrance to the cellar."
    Police today expanded their cordon around the grounds and put up what appear to be two more investigation tents.
    The work is being led by two sniffer dogs - one which specialises in detecting human remains and another which specialises in detecting blood.
    Officer Harper said they had given "positive indications."
    The major search is being conducted as it is feared children’s bodies could be hidden in the GROUNDS, under the FLOOR or in CELLARS since filled with concrete.
    Cops revealed they have identified 140 surviving victims of sexual and physical abuse dating from the 1950s until earlier this decade.





    Asked about the dead, Officer Harper said bluntly: “There could be six or more. It could be higher than that.”

    Meanwhile a politician who tried to expose the scale of the horror on Jersey’s east coast claimed authorities had covered it up for generations in case it wrecked the holiday island’s image.
    The nightmare centres on a mansion featured as a police station in the TV cop series Bergerac and currently a £14.95-a-night youth hostel.




    It was run as Haut de la Garenne home for children in care but has also housed underage criminals and kids with special needs.
    It now seems it was the base for a paedophile ring for more than 50 years.

    And police suspect the scandal stretches beyond the site in St Martin to care homes across the island.



    Their investigation was triggered two years ago when a string of paedophile probes led to the home.

    Officers kept the operation covert for 12 months to avoid alerting suspects.
    They went public a year ago – and were bombarded with calls from victims living as far away as Thailand and Australia.
    Three of them – now grown-up – told officers children had vanished and that they believed remains were buried at the site.

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    A sniffer dog used in the hunt for Madeleine McCann was called in.

    Much more at the link
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...icle841043.ece

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    I just saw this on CNN. What a horrible case.

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    Yeah it reminds me of the film The Wicker Man a bit - a little island out there like that keeping their secrets.

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    JERSEY'S former health minister today produced a “top-secret report” he claimed proved senior government figures covered up sexual abuse on the island in the wake of a care home scandal.

    Senator Stuart Syvret said the report into a sexual abuse case on the island - which led to a prosecution - was clear evidence of establishment cover-up.

    He produced the report in the wake of a police child abuse inquiry, which has so far found the remains of a child at the former care home Haut de la Garenne.


    Officers are currently searching a further six sites at the youth hostel, identified to them by a dog specially trained to find human remains.

    Mr Syvret has claimed there is a culture of cover-up and concealment on the island and said the report is evidence of that.

    He claims he was obstructed in getting it and that legal figures failed to prosecute some of those concerned.


    Mr Syvret ran the island’s health services for two years until he was sacked in 2007 after voicing concerns about child care.
    The report concludes that “serious mistakes” were made in handling the abuse complaint.


    Police were last night breaking into a DUNGEON where bodies are feared to be buried in the former care home at the centre of an alleged child abuse conspiracy.





    A dog trained to sniff out human remains has identified hotspots above the bricked-up cellar — in which terrified youngsters would be thrown into solitary confinement.
    And it emerged that a sex fiend dubbed the Beast of Jersey visited the children’s home dressed as Father Christmas.
    It follows the discovery of a child’s skull at the Haut de la Garenne mansion on the holiday isle. A criminal investigation was also underway into claims of a cover-up of the scandal by police and government officials.


    Around 40 suspects, mainly ex-care workers, are to be grilled amid reports of appalling sexual and physical abuse going back decades.
    A former inmate said FLOGGINGS for misbehaviour were so brutal that a boy’s finger was cut off by a cane. And a top cop said the current investigation has been dogged by OBSTRUCTION from locals.

    More disturbing details here
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...icle847049.ece

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    OMG, this is horrible.

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