Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Peter Hannaford spent the first 12 years of his life at Haut de la Garenne. He told the Jersey Evening Post: "Boys and girls were abused while I was there. The abuse was anything from rape to torture; it happened every night." - Ex-care resident makes abuse claims
"A VICTIM of the Jersey care home of horror told yesterday how she was drugged, beaten and sexually assaulted by staff as officials turned a blind eye when she begged for help.
"The mother of two – known as Pamela – was given heavy doses of Valium at Haut de la Garenne and sexually assaulted dozens of times between 1973 and 1975.
"She described how children would cower in their beds while staff held drunken parties where they would stumble into the dormitories to select 'weak' children to rape...
"She recalls there having been 'constant' building work in the cellar – where police are focusing their investigation...
"Police have been investigating the bricked-up cellar since the discovery on Saturday of a child's skull.Pamela said: 'The things that happened there are indescribable – the most cruel, sadistic and evil acts you could think of.'" - Jersey victim says sex assaults on drugged youngsters were rife
Hampshire police have announced that they were investigating claims that the Jersey case was linked to abuse at the Children’s Cottage Home in Portsmouth. Twenty-one men and women have told detectives that they suffered physical and sexual abuse at the Children’s Cottage Homes in Cosham. - Policed reopen Hampshire child home investigation