Saddened, but not at all surprised, two of the cases in the historic abuse scandal have been dropped by William Bailhache, stating he had not found sufficient grounds to prosecute either case.
Nine victims gave evidence about the Haut de la Garenne case but Bailhache questioned the credibility of some of it.
He also said the complaints did not support each other enough.
Charges against the Jane and Alan McGuire, who were house parents at a St. Clements home were dropped by the island's Attorney General in 1998 and Bailhache said he had not found sufficient evidence for overturning his predecessor's decision.
This is just wrong on so many levels.
The press had Bailhache’s statement during the afternoon, but it was embargoed until midnight.
Senator Syvret was informed of the cases being dropped and began calling the victims to see how they were and offering his support.
The survivors didn’t know.
They – the most important people involved in this situation - hadn’t been told of the decision.
Jersey oligarchy media had been informed of the story, and are waiting for this afternoon’s embargoed press release – before the survivors were informed that the two maniacs and thugs who abused them will not face justice.
This is abuse – all over again.
The survivors – having been informed by me, contacted the police – who reluctantly admitted that, yes, the McGuires would not face justice, and that their plan had been to call the survivors and inform them this evening.
Yet the cops – under the “New Management” of David Warcup & co – were far more interested in how the survivors found out about the spin-doctoring of the decision.
I am so thoroughly disgusted with the government of Jersey and being a Christian, cannot write what I am thinking their punishment should be.
My heart and prayers go out to the victims, Senator Syvret, Lenny Harper and all the others who tried for justice and closure in this horrific, disgraceful story.
Statement by the Attorney General (Probably not a good idea to read if you have high blood pressure.)
Senator Stuart Syvret Blog