Friday, May 30, 2008
~ Haut de la Garenne
A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Jersey abuse scandal investigation. The man was born in Jersey, but was arrested somewhere on the UK mainland.
The man's arrest has a direct connection to Haut de la Garenne. His arrest relates to serious alleged sexual crimes at the home during the 1970s and 1980s.
The man has been brought back to Jersey and is currently in custody. Police will be questioning him today. Police will not release the suspect's name unless he is formally charged.
The suspect is the second man to be arrested in connection with alleged child abuse at the Haut de la Garenne home. Gordon Wateridge, 76, is charged with three offenses of indecent assault on girls under 16 between 1969 and 1979.
Claude Donnelly, 68, is charged with raping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on Jersey between 1971 and 1974. His arrest is not directly related to Haut de la Garenne.