Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Haut de la Garenne Case Adjourned

76 year-old Gordon Wateridge, who has not entered a plea yet, has been released on conditional bail. The reason for the adjournment was not noted. Wateridge is scheduled to appear on May 12th before St. Helier Magistrates.

Wateridge was a warden at Haut de la Garenne between 1969 and 1979. He is charged with 3 counts of indecent assaults on girls under the age of 16. He is also charged with possession of a firearm without a license.

Wateridge is the only person arrested so far in the ongoing investigation. There are some 40 suspects being investigated and several more arrests are expected shortly.

Investigators are still working at the Haut de la Garenne site, but a large portion of the work is now taking place at police headquarters as witness statements are still coming in.