“CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY SEND HIGHLY SENSITIVE DOCUMENT VIA UN REGISTERED POST”
After being notified that witnesses, to the ongoing Child Abuse Inquiry, had not recieved their statements to be checked for inaccuracies and signed of Team Voice contacted former Senior Investigating Officer, Lenny Harper of Jersey’s Child Abuse Investigation (Operation Rectangle) to see if he had recieved his. We were aware that Mr Harper had been waiting for some months to sign his off. As it happens he had received his statement on Thursday the 2nd October the day we contacted him. What we learnt from the former Senior Investigating Officer is that he received his draft statement through the post and that the envelope that contained it had been “damaged” (opened).
These statements are produced by witnesses/victims/survivors sitting down with Evershed Lawyers from the Child Abuse Inquiry. Statements are taken down in written format. They are not audio recorded which most professionals in this field would say is not best practise. As one can imagine Mr Harpers statement is a very substantial document that could name potential paedophiles, alleged corrupt crown officials and most alarming of all victims and survivors of abuse.
Readers will see from the photo above that this isn’t a damaged envelope but more of an opened one. This raises serious questions.
Readers will also see that the documents were sent via domestic post rather than recorded delivery or by courier. It was sent by Jersey Post, which is government owned and a government that is being investigated by this committee of inquiry into decades long child abuse. What on earth were the Inquiry thinking off when they thought that sending such a document through normal post was a good idea?
There is very little doubt, looking at the “damaged” envelope, that Mr. Harper’s statement could have very easily been removed and put back in indeed he has confirmed this to us. This means that the documents could have been copied before being placed back in the envelope.
At this stage of the process the necessary redactions will not have yet taken place. That is to say the names of abuse victims/survivors as well as paedophiles, suspected paedophiles, corrupt officials, and so on could now be in the hands of many. Some of the people named in Mr. Harper’s statement could now be vulnerable to blackmail (the jersey currency)
A full, and far-reaching, “independent” Investigation should now be instigated, firstly in to how such a sensitive document would/could be sent by the child abuse inquiry un registered and in such a flimsy package and why is the inquiry using a the States owned Postal service when there are many others to choose from? What is the policy adopted for posting sensitive/highly confidential documents by the Inquiry Team?
Royal Mail has stated that the “damage” caused to the envelope occurred before it got to mainland UK so they are unable to investigate this. So it is left to government owned Jersey Post to investigate it and that is why, we believe, it should be an independent investigation. Royal Mail paced the opened envelope into a sealed clear plastic package and delivered it.
The seriousness of this security breach cannot be over exaggerated and people, predominantly from the Inquiry Team, should be brought to task, and held to account for this, what looks to be, blatant disregard to highly sensitive/confidential data.
On the 10th December 2013, following a selection process, the appointed panel took the oath of office before the Bailiff of Jersey, Michael Birt.
Francis Oldham QC
Prof. Sandy Cameron CBE
Council to the Inquiry are:
The inquiry got under way in April 2014. Team Voice has been keeping an eye on the inquiry. This was done by having a Team Voice member present at hearings and being present in the media room. We had decided not to report on anything to negative about the inquiry in case we put off victims from coming forward. That was, we believe, the right decision. What do you do when you see things that raise concerns? Do you just remain quiet? We have done so in the hope that things would sort themselves out once the inquiry had started to gather momentum.
We have concerns. We are all willing the inquiry to succeed. What has really alarmed us is the expulsion of Jersey Bloggers from the media room. The way it was done, the trying to get answers as to why it was done and the sheer lack of professionalism shown by the inquiry in handling this situation. The situation arose, we believe, because of certain tweets sent out from the media room by former Health Minister and Senator, Stuart Syvret. Is it just pure coincidence that the bloggers get ejected from the media room on the day that Stuart Syvret raised some concerns about the inquiry and it’s level of questioning of witnesses? This needs to be looked at. Some will say that Mr Syvret was over the top with his criticism but was he right to raise these issues? Let us look at his tweets.
The official line from the Inquiry Team was that there was a lack of space in the media room so Citizen Media became the sacrificial lamb. A blanket ban on bloggers was enacted overnight. We are under no illusion that it was the above tweets that caused this situation and gave the inquiry team the excuse it was looking for to ban bloggers.
Former Deputy of St Mary, Daniel Wimberley has also tried to raise concerns with the Jersey Care Inquiry and to date has not received any satisfactory answers. His concerns can be read on this posting by Voiceforchildren HERE.
We are also aware of a number of witnesses who are yet to have sight of their statements which were given to the inquiry 3 to 4 months ago.
As I mention in the discussion below Team Voice have been concerned that the testimony given by witnesses are not being audio recorded. We have spoken to a number of professionals in this field who find this inexplicable and of not best practise. We would like to have the views of any other professionals or readers about our concerns?
Team Voice want this Committee of Inquiry into decades long Child Abuse in Jersey to succeed. We advise that victims and witness come forward to give evidence. Without the evidence the truth will never end up in the final report.
“FIRST ELECTED TO THE STATES OF JERSEY ON THE 9TH DECEMBER 1999 AS A DEPUTY OF ST. HELIER NO.3 DISTRICT”
“SENATOR OZOUF WILL SURVIVE THE VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST HIM IN THE STATES OF JERSEY”
“I PERSONALLY DON’T BELIEVE HE WILL SURVIVE A VOTE OF (NO) CONFIDENCE FROM THE ELECTORATE”
Senator Ozouf knows the real battle is at the October election. Unless he can pull a miracle out the hat he is gone. He is the linchpin of the old guard Establishment. Some say he is the Jersey Machiavelli. I say he is the bright light that the establishment moths fly towards when not having a clue what button to push on every vote in the states. He is a grafter. He is the one who will stay up late at night pinging out emails securing votes on close debates. A little chat just by the tea room – a phone call – a little promise here and there – this is how politics works and Senator Ozouf is very good at it. I don’t think he can even slip in 8th. How does he regain votes?
Next week in the States of Jersey, Senator Philip Ozouf will face a vote of no confidence which has been lodged by Deputy Geoff Southern. This has been signed by Deputy Tadier – Deputy Mezec and Senator Breckon.
THIS WILL FAIL.
The Ministers and the Constables will back Senator Ozouf. Not because they think Deputy Southern is wrong in what he is saying but simply because it’s Deputy Southern and it’s right next to an election. The only good thing about this vote of no confidence is that a lot of issues can get aired. Senator Ozouf will easily survive this. I know it, he knows it and the vast majority of the States know it. When does Deputy Southern ever get propositions past? He can often win the debate but not the vote. If Deputy Southern and others make their case then the chamber should vote accordingly but lets all be honest here – it’s not how the States of Jersey works.
Senator Ozouf has been a states member for 13 years – he has risen through the ranks to become the Minister for Treasury and Resources – a position he has held since 2008. Has the Senator run his course? Where does he go next? If he was to get re-elected, and that is a big if, will he attempt a third term as treasury minister? Is it not time for new blood at the top of the ministerial tree? These are the questions that must be looked at. I don’t believe it’s possible for Senator Ozouf to become Chief Minister. Yes, the States of Jersey can produce the ridiculous on numerous occasions, but Chief Minister? That would be a step into total Narnia.
It would be unfair to say that Senator Ozouf has cocked everything up in Jersey or to lay the blame for everything at his door however one can be rest assured that he is not far away from every big decision that has affected the populace of Jersey. His popularity was strong when he first ran for election in 1999. Being the son of a former Constable of St Saviour he had a good knowledge of the election process. This proved so when he topped the poll in 1999 with 1,618 votes. In 2002 Deputy Ozouf became a Senator, topping the poll with 14,442 votes. The slide started when he went for re-election in 2008 when he came in 5th with 8,712 votes.
He has a problem.
The Senator has been shipping votes since topping the poll in 2002 with 14,442 votes.
In 2008 Senator Ozouf was re-elected in 5th position with 8,712 votes
A lot has gone on since 2008. Can the Senator regain votes instead of shipping them? This is the big question. He has been Treasury Minister since 2008. With this big position comes the big decisions. This makes you a bigger target come election time than say a Senator Routier or a Senator Farnham. With the amount of bombs that have been going off around Senator Ozouf these past 6 years you wouldn’t be surprised if there was an exclusion zone around his office in Cyril Le Marquand house. The Jersey Evening Post seem to be turning the screw on Senator Ozouf. Has his race been run?
I could see Philip as a Foreign Affairs Minister if he was to re-elected . He is young, articulate, speaks fluent French and German. All the attributes that one requires for the job. On a personal level I like talking to Philip Ozouf when the chance arises. Although we are miles apart in our beliefs I have always found him willing to engage and prove that he is right. Senator Ozouf has done some very good things for Jersey and some not very good things – that is the minefield of politics. I believe that his conservative beliefs and the conservative nature of Jersey is going to be the death of this Island unless some genuine consensus can be achieved. I’m not sure that this can be achieved with the current ministers. The referendum showed up their real agenda.
Senator Ozouf has voted many times and on many different issues during his political career in the States of Jersey but the ones that disgust me most are the ones concerning the CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION AND THE COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY INTO DECADES LONG ABUSE IN THE JERSEY CARE SYSTEM.
When he had the chance to stand up and be counted he went missing – then he really did go missing as will be explained now.
When the Committee of Enquiry proposition was debated in the States of Jersey on the 1st and 2nd of March 2011 Senator Ozouf voted against all amendments and the main proposition. No matter what excuse he might have for doing this in my eyes there is no excuse. For me it’s like the ones who had a chance to do something when the abuse was happening and did nothing. Life gives you chance to do something right you must do accept this when the chance arrises.
Senator Ozouf was given a chance to redeem his previous decisions concerning the Committee of Enquiry. On the 6th March 2013 the Committee of Enquiry came back to the States of Jersey. This was for the new states members to rubber stamp it and give it the green light. This can be read here:
What I find quite remarkable was that Senator Ozouf nor Senator Bailhace were present for the vote. They were in the States Chamber all morning as the new Police Station debate was taking place. A proposition about Child Abuse and they were absent. Were they toasting the new Police Station Champagne?
History has recorded the ones who have voted with a moral and social conscience – there is no escaping that fact.
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Recently Youtube has received complaints which are now subject to appeal and as a result have removed two recordings of Mr J.S Haworth explaining amongst other things the destroying of my wife’s career. In my quest for the truth it is imperative that these recordings remain online.
The recordings are also back in the original blog postings which can be viewed HERE and HERE.
As I go through these postings the most obvious thing that stands out is thatJON S HAWORTHknows exactly what’s going on. He always has. He talks about the content of the emails when no one else has seen them. He likes to bring other people in. This could be because they are genuinely involved with him or he is trying to distance themselves.
Listen to the new audio ofMr Haworth.
I really don’t think you need to be a super cop to put this together. It simply looks like they can’t be bothered – or is it because Mr Haworth was used in a secret court case? Remember he was used as 1 of 4 proxies in getting Mr Syvret’s blog removed from Google. I will be revisiting this idea over the coming weeks as the bigger picture unfolds. Has all the attacks on my wife been because I covered his court case? He also has a crazy idea that somehow I do what Mr Syvret tells me?
In the audio Mr Haworth states that I have cost people money. Well who? And what a coincidence that is exactly what it say’s in one of the emails. He states that“Were going to fu*k her completely”
He also states that“They have already contacted financial services” and at the time of saying this, by pure coincidence, on a Facebook site called Politics Jersey With Free Speech this turned up.
The Fake Facebook profiles ofJames Pearce–Julie Hanning and Sue Young. The link to the site is here:
“James Pearce “Sorda is a hypocrite, wife working in finance whilst he promotes tax haven haters and I am surprised the JFSC have not been told about it. After all they fu**ing licence Trust Managers.”
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Lawrence Byrne “I think someone has now Julie Hanning lol.”
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Jon Haworth say’s I have powerful enemies. So powerful that they go on Facebook and start up false accounts to use on Politics Jersey lol.#BONKERS
So Jon Haworth. Who told you about the Yacht Club then? You said you don’t go down there. You are implicating Terry Le Main quite clearly. Should I be asking Terry Le Main what the issues with me are? Jon Haworth you said it comes from the horses mouth. You know the contents of the emails yet you say it’s nothing to do with you. Are you saying it’s Terry Le Main? Really? You say that my life is of no interest to you yet you keep saying how you are going to fu*k my wife’s career up. Are you a pathological liar? I would love to know what you said in court during that secret case. There are many questions that come from the audio. You know everything yet claim you no nothing. You contradict yourself so many times it’s off the scale. Is anybody helping you about this? Family? Friends? Anybody? Because someone should be.
To all my readers.
How many people do you know make telephone calls like Jon Haworth? I would imaging people would talk about the Football, Weather, what you have been doing etc etc but oh no, this one gets on the phone and tells the listener how he is going to fu*ck this fu*ck that about my life and family.
STATES OF JERSEY POLICE CHIEF MIKE BOWRON DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST. CHATTING IN TOWN.
“THE STATES OF JERSEY POLICE”
“FAILURE ACROSS THE BOARD”
“FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE – OFFERED NO SUPPORT – THEY DID NOTHING”
“MY WIFE TURNED TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE – RESULT – NOTHING”
“THIS IS WHY THE AUDIO WENT LIVE”
“I WILL PROTECT MY WIFE AND FAMILY”
After gaining intelligence through theVILEanonymous comments sent to my blog concerning my wife – the fake profiles on Faceboook harassing and intimidating my wife – the emails sent to her work and the Audio Recordings we decided to go to the States of Jersey Police (SOJP) in February 2013.
What happened between February and July 2014 is shocking. The SOJP failed to do anything. What I have laid out on this blog posting is a timeline of events leading up to July 20th and the subsequent decision to post the Audio on August 5th 2014. I have also done an interview with Voiceforchildren. In this interview I talk about the past 5 months.
Emails are sent to my wife’s work. The line has been crossed and I must now act. Some days later I phone the SOJP. I ask to speak to an officer called Jeremy Perceval. He is familiar with complaints made against Jon Haworth. When I explain to him what has been going on he tells me to come down the station but don’t ask for him.
With the alarm bells ringing I then contact BBC Jersey and ask them if they would like to follow our case as we take it to the Police. They said yes. I wanted them to follow it in real time. All I said was lets see how seriously the SOJP take this. They might be brilliant or they might not. Let them decide the outcome of this. They said yes. I copied the BBC into everything. There wasn’t much to be honest as you will see. I just thought that no one would believe me if I tried explaining it all at a latter date.
17th February 2014:
I went to the Police Station and got the ball rolling. I talk to two young officers. One of them was to stay on our case. I explain what is happening to my wife and our problems concerning my Tax Details being discussed. With my wife being ill I said that I would deal with the Tax Issue first and then sort out the threats and intimidation that she was receiving.
20th February 2014:
Have first meeting with the Tax Dept. Explain what the problem is and let them listen to the audio. They take it very seriously and say they will be in touch.
4th March 2014:
Meeting with Tax Dept. They say they are conducting an internal investigation as to who has accessed my tax details.
19th March 2014:
Meeting with Tax Dept. They have conducted their investigation. They can do nothing without a name. I said I would get them that name. I haven’t lost hope on that issue yet. It is very serious and needs to be sorted. I let the Police know the outcome.
18th April 2014
My wife and I go down to the Police Station. We hand over the Audio that you listeners have heard in the last posting. She explains to the Policeman just how serious this is. The harassment – threats -intimidation and emails to work. The stress and fear that these attacks have caused and not least because a baby was due in June. No problem said the Policeman leave it with us and we will be in touch in the next day or two for a statement. Brilliant. We are finally getting somewhere
28th April 2014:
I phone the Police Station angry. No one has phoned. Nothing. Someone will phone me right back they said. I waited and I waited.
29th April 2014:
Emailed the Police asking if my wife could please make her statement. As if there wasn’t enough stress the last thing I needed was to be chasing this up.
1st May 2014:
The Police come to the house and my wife finally makes her statement. We hand over copies of the harassment/ intimidation of the fake Facebook profiles. This was coinciding with the audio. Police also get a copy of two of the emails. We are told that the High Tec Crime Squad will be in touch in a couple of days to get the computer copy of the emails. Brilliant. Now we are really starting.
7th May 2014:
Forward more evidence from the fake Facebook Avatars to the Police. Getting Angry. No one has been in touch from the High Tec Crime Squad.
11th May 2014:
Very Angry. No one has been in touch from the High Tec Crime Squad. My wife’s maternity leave is coming up and she is very worried about leaving her post incase he sends more emails. She lets the Police know this. No one has contacted my wife to check on her. They know the situation. There has been no support. We are chasing everything up. My wife says enough is enough. She then emails the Chief of Police Himself, Mike Bowron. She explains her situation. We will be looking at this in the comment section. At last, we should now see some action. Who better to approach than the Chief himself. We are getting desperate.
12th May 2014:
Wife gets a holding email from Mike Bowron’s PA saying that the email had been received.
Still no news from the High Tec Crime Unit
19th May 2014:
No news from the High Tec ‘can’t be bothered’ Unit and nothing from Chief Bowron. I walk into town as I know there is a good chance that he will be outside TopShop. He is there. Resplendent in sun tan and regalia. I ask him about my wife’s email. “What email?” is the reply. This is explained in the interview with VFC above. I go home and tell the wife that I have spoken to Chief Bowron and I expect you will get an email from him in the next day or two. I email our Policeman and ask how are they getting on with the Financial Services and checking ref bogus emails concerning my wife. I’m informed that this does not form part of the investigation. Im left speechless.
12th June 2014:
Nothing has happened on any level – she has gone on maternity leave – and we don’t have a clue what is going on. Wife emails Bowron again. This is getting ridiculous. All the time BBC Jersey are following this in the background.
13th June 2014:
Chief Bowron PA Replies. We will be in contact in the near future.
22nd June 2014:
Wife emails Police again and asks what is going on. She can’t believe it. None of us can.
20th July 2014:
Police come to the house. They basically tell us nothing has been done. I felt really sorry for our Policeman as he was obviously out of his depth with this. There you have it in a nutshell. A person trying to destroy me wife’s career and that is the response I get from the SOJP. I inform them that I will take care of it if you can’t. I will put the Audio out so people can hear. “Sounds like a good idea came the reply.”
28th July 2014:
I email the Chief of Police reproduced here:
From: rico sorda
Sent: 27 July 2014 20:40
To: Bowron, Mike
Cc: bbc jersey
Subject: Cyber Crime
Dear Chief Officer,
My name is Rico Sorda and write to you as a very concerned husband and father. It gives me no pleasure in writing that I believe the States Of Jersey Police (SOJP) have failed my wife **** ****. Failed her on so many levels. We came to the the SOJP with concerns and evidence regarding the cyber abuse/harassment that she has been receiving over many months. This was at a time when she was having a very difficult pregnancy and was extremely ill. Just how seriously does the SOJP take cyber bulling? We have the media releases saying how you are doing this and that but to my mind it’s all just PR.
The SOJP has a responsibility. Where does it leave me, a concerned husband/father that your police force will not do anything, whether it be through lack of will or the person involved, Jon Haworth, being protected? I need to do something. I need answers. I go public.
I thank PC ********* for trying his best for us but it is quite obvious that this young officer who is starting out on his career is way out of his depth when it comes to cyber bullying/harassment . He himself has been let down by his superiors. When we first met with him he informed us that he expected to be taken off the case and it would probably go to CID who have the experience. He never was.
When I first contacted the SOJP in February 2014 with my concerns I spoke to a Jeremy Percival. I had been informed he was the person to speak to concerning Mr Haworth. When he asked me if I knew who was causing us all the concern I said yes Mr Haworth. This was met with silence and a parting shot of come down the station but don’t ask for me. I knew from that moment onwards that this wasn’t going to be easy.
The reason I have copied in Matthew Price from BBC Radio Jersey into the email is that I approached them and asked if they would like to see how seriously the SOJP take cyber bullying. They have been privy to everything. From my very first meeting with the Police to where we are at the moment. They know that my wife twice contacted you personally Mr Bowron with her concerns and you haven’t even had the courtesy to reply to them in person. You can stand in the high street smiling and doing the meet and greet every day but you cant reply to a member of the public who contacts you looking for assurance and help. There is no excuse. If you have time to stand outside Topshop you have time for an email. Simple as that. I even stopped you and asked you about it after my wife’s first attempt. All she received was holding emails
Months and months have passed and absolutely nothing has happened. I’m a strong believer in where there is a will there is a way.
I can back up everything I’m saying. The Police have the audio of Mr Haworth telling a friend of mine how he is going to F**k up my wife’s career with her work and financial services. This is extremely serious. I have spent hours with the Tax Department as he has been given information regarding my returns. I have it all on the audio recordings. We were even told that we had to investigate the emails to the Jersey Financial Services Commission ourselves when my wife had put it in her statement. Shall I conduct the whole investigation?
I see nothing but failure across the board. If you can come up with something better then I will be more than pleased to read it.
This is just the opening shot. If you would like a timeline of the events then please feel free to ask.
Thank you for your comprehensive email. I am sorry that you feel the States of Jersey Police have not responded to this incident in the manner that you would expect. It is unfortunate that complaints such as that made by your wife cannot always conclude positively for all parties involved.
At Mr Bowron’s direction I have passed your email on to Chief Inspector Williamson who has knowledge of the case and will ensure the concerns you highlight continue to be looked into.
For clarity, Mr Bowron would never personally involve himself in an investigation given his role as Chief Officer. That is why all contact you and your wife have had so far has been acknowledged and then directed to the appropriate person for review.
Staff Officer to Mike Bowron QPM
It has now fallen on me to protect my wife and family.
The Police have failed us on so many levels
Part Time Investigative Journalist
This is the Audio for those new readers to these postings.