Friday, May 30, 2008

Third Arrest In Jersey Abuse Scandal

~ 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.


Anonymous said...

Michael Aubin is the just released name of the arrested fourty-five year old. The stated time frame of 1977 - 1980 would place him at Haut de la Gareene as a 14 to 16 year old boy.

It seems likely he could be one of the first people arrested in the historic abuse case because he might be more willing to name those adults of that time who were responsible for the systematic abuse of children.

It appears the investigation is gaining momentum once again. Thanks for keeping this very important abuse story in the public eye.