Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More Teeth Recovered at Haut de la Garenne

~Haut de la Garenne

Investigators have discovered 14 more teeth since Thursday, bringing the total to 27.

One tooth was recovered from a cistern in the courtyard at Haut de la Garenne - the rest have been found in the series of underground cellars where victims claim they were drugged, beaten and raped.

Police have confirmed that tests are being carried out in the UK on 26 of the teeth.

Police say there are more than 40 suspects in the child abuse scandal investigation.

Three men have been charged in connection with the alleged child abuse:

- Claude Donnelly is due back in court today. He is accused of raping a girl known only as Witness A, at some time between March 1971 and March 1972.

Donnelly is also alleged to have indecently assaulted the girl between 1971 and 1974. At the time, her age was between 12 and 15 years old.

Additionally, police claim Donnelly made the girl carry out an act of gross indecency on him.

- Michael Aubin has pled guilty to charges of sodomy against a boy under 16 and indecently assaulting two other boys under 16. The abuse incidents took place between 1977 and 1980.

- Gordon Wateridge is charged with three offenses of indecent assault on girls under the age of 16 between 1969 and 1979. He was remanded into custody on Monday, until July 7th.

There are indications that a fourth man may have also been arrested as part of the wider abuse investigation.