Jersey child abuse - what the papers dont say!


Oct 24, 2007
I've known about the people involved in this for a while but i couldn't find a legitiamate source until today. I don't regularly read the "english" times but its the only paper i've seen that has reported on this and mentioned names

Senior island officials are caught up in abuse inquiry

The Times
February 29, 2008 ... 456100.ece

Clockwise from top left: Phil Mourant, John Rodhouse, John Le Marquand, Charles Smith, Reg Jeune, Jim Thompson The Times
February 29, 2008

Simon de Bruxelles and David Brown

A number of high-profile names in Jersey society have been caught up in the child-abuse scandal.

Channel Television suggested yesterday that among those people who should perhaps have known what was going on at the home was Reg Jeune, once one of the island’s most powerful politicians.

Mr Jeune, a retired former senator and Finance Minister, was president of the education committee from 1971 to 1984, when police claim abuse was at its worst.

Former staff at the home include the island’s current director of education. Mario Lundy, who worked at the Haut de la Garenne before its closure in 1986, is one of a number of States of Jersey employees connected to the home.

Mr Lundy declined to comment.

Frank Walker, the island’s Chief Minister, said that no current government employees were the “subject of any police recommendation”.

Mr Jeune declined to come to the door of his pink granite farmhouse on the outskirts of St Helier yesterday.

Others who should perhaps have known the facts were named by Channel Television last night as John Le Marquand, education committee president in the early 1960s, Herbert Wimberley, the director of education, and Patricia Thornton, the children’s officer. At the time, Colin Tilbrook was a headmaster at Haut de la Garenne.

Mr Jeune was replaced as education committee president in 1984 by Phil G. Mourant.

Charles Smith, the assistant children’s officer since 1964, succeeded Mrs Thornton in 1973. In 1974 John Rodhouse succeeded Mr Wimberley as director of education. Jim Thomson, now dead, became superintendent at the home in 1979.

Governor of the Jersey Home for Boys (Haut de la Garenne) during the 1970s and 1980s was the island's current Bailiff, Sir Philip Martin Bailhache KGB.


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Oct 1, 2008
Disturbing extract from the original police report from 2008:

Chemically treated (Luminol) to highlight areas of interest for further testing.

Six crime scenes were declared in relation to the abuse enquiry and identified as:

Cellar 1 containing bath area

Cellar 2

Cellar 3

Cellar 4

Cellar 5

Cellar entrance

The following are the main items of interest to the investigation from these areas.

Blood in bath. Cellar 1

50 +Human teeth cellars 3 and 4

Human bone fragments cellars 3 and 4

Blood stained cloth cellar 3

Chemical reaction in cellars 1 & 2 (Luminol) Cellar two under animal carcases.



Condom wrapper cellar 1 (partial DNA profile)

Used condom. Cellar 2

Dated reading material pertinent to enquiry.

Children’s toys and written work.




The forensic team also provided a detailed photographic record of the search including written evidence from the wall of the south west wing toilets which tends to support abuse allegations.

“ *** ** **** RAPED HERE 17/9/76 WHO WILL SAVE US

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