Sunday, March 16, 2008

Just When You Thought the Haut de la Garenne Scandal Couldn’t Get Worse

Apparently, staff at Haut de la Garenne regularly loaned out children to wealthy yachters for sex at sea!

The children were told the boat rides were a special treat for them. In reality, they were subjected to sexual abuse by pedophiles.

Also, it is being reported that contractors working on the renovation of Haut de la Garenne were told to get rid of or burn any bones they might unearth.

Attempts by corrupt former police officers and politicians to derail the investigation are widespread.

According to the UK’s News of the World: We can reveal worried cops feel under so much pressure over the abuse allegations they are preparing to BYPASS Jersey's own legal system and hand their evidence to our government.

This could include files on up to seven social workers and carers who worked at the sinister home—including one nicknamed the ‘pinball wizard' who HURLED kids against the walls to see how far they would BOUNCE.

"Such important figures have been implicated in the cover up of abuse on the island that the cops feel the evidence should now be passed to the British government.

"The latest revelations are explosive. It is going to cause massive waves within the political and legal world and could bring the whole of Jersey's infrastructure crashing down."

How badly does Jersey want to hush-up this scandal? Two weeks ago Jersey ministers SECRETLY VOTED to have senior police investigator Lenny Harper removed from the case because they believed he was too open with the media.

Lenny Harper, an outsider from Northern Ireland, was the target of a hate campaign— including threats to torch his house —after a string of cops were sacked for corruption. Colleagues say Harper, 56, laughed it off, saying: "I had the IRA on my tail for years—so a few disgruntled people are not going to deter me from doing my job."

Although Jersey is a dependency of the Queen, it makes its own laws and rules. The Jersey parliament has no political parties and it’s politicians, police officers and judges are usually linked by family or friendship. There are no real checks and balances to the system.

This is a place where the authorities allowed 43-year-old convicted pedophile Roger Holland to stand for election as an honorary constable officer— similar to a special cop in the UK, but with more powers. They knew that six years earlier he had indecently assaulted a mentally impaired 14-year-old girl and admitted molesting another girl. But he got the job and in 1997 rose to become vingtenier—the second most senior cop on the island's volunteer force.

In 2001 he was jailed for indecently assaulting a young girl in the back of a police van.

This scandal is so vile it sickens me.

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