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Matt Tapp - 5
Today we introduce one the most Toxic Edifices in Jersey. This Toxic Edifice goes by the name of the "JERSEY EVENING POST" (JEP). This paper is a disgrace and a danger to Children who are in the care of the States of Jersey. This paper has failed the children of Jersey.
Why does the JEP act the way it does? What is this paper hiding? You don't need to be Einstein to know that something is seriously wrong up at Five Oaks concerning this paper and the Jersey Child Abuse Investigation. The role of this paper will develop over the coming months.
We have been through the arrival of DCO Warcup to Jersey in August 2008 and the concerns he had about Operation Rectangle ( The Jersey Child Abuse Investigation). This was from articles he had read in the National Papers and from people who had his ear.
We also know that outside Media Consultant Matt Tapp shortly followed David Warcup to Jersey in September 2008. What concerns me greatly is that we know very little about this consultant or how his report was commissioned and constructed.
What should concern everybody is how this consultants work grew to become the Holy Grail in debunking Operation Rectangle. I find it incredible that Judge PItchers is quoting it as some kind of solid piece of fact. This is what Stuart Syvret said concerning this issue;
"The big - very big - questions here, are not that the report was disclosed to the defense - but rather, why was this particular report commissioned and produced in the first place?
And how - on Earth - did the judge end up accepting it as uncontested, given fact - even to the extent of deferring his own findings and those of the court - and effectively handing "the stage" to a concoction of vacuous and uncontested assertions written by politically employed spin-doctors?
That is what Judge Pitchers did - be reading out parts of the Matt Tapp report"
Some serious questions need to be put to Home Affairs Minister Ian le Marquand concerning Matt Tapp and his report. Remember this report was being compiled in the lead up to the suspension of former CPO Graham Power on the 12th November 2008.
This question must be asked and it was by someone who left me a comment -
"Have we just been watching one big staged managed show down at the Royal Court?"
Judge Pitchers said that the press conference that took place on the 12th November 2008 went along way to dispelling the lurid reporting. This is what he said;
18. I now turn to the factors that lead me to reject this part of the application.
(i) First in November 2008 the new senior investigation officer held a press conference in which he put the record straight about the findings under the building. That press conference received wide publicity and the tone of press reporting has changed, indeed the prosecution might now argue that they risk encountering jurors who believe that the Police have said that everything that had gone before was wrong. In my judgment this press conference went a long way to repair the damage that had been done by earlier press publicity.
(ii) Second there was a clear divide between the reporting of the torture dungeon and the general part of the inquiry which was into historic child sex abuse. That part of the inquiry did not receive the same lurid treatment. It will be immediately apparent to any juror hearing this case opened that there is no allegation against any of these men of anything which might be linked to the supposed torture dungeon.
(iii) Thirdly none of the lurid stories connected any named individuals to what was being described, indeed Mr Donnelly and Mr Aubin do not even fall into the category of staff at the home who were, in general terms, being accused of criminal offences. Mr Donnelly is indeed nothing to do with the inquiry into the home at all.
Now we get to see the real game. A bigger picture is starting to form. I will be explaining it in an Interview at the weekend. I will also be contacting the former Chief of Police Graham Power for his side of the Matt Tapp story. Graham Power was in charge of the States of Jersey Police when this consultant arrived.
But what about this case.
Remember all the accused who were appearing in court were investigated by Lenny Harper and his team. Judge Pitchers ruled that the accused would stand trial . On the 20 August 2009 Claude Wateridge was found guilty on eight abuse charges.
Gordan Claude Wateridge
A jury at the Royal Court of Jersey in St Helier, has found Gordon Claude Wateridge, guilty of nine of the 21 counts against which he was charged.
The jury, made up of 10 men and two women, found him guilty of eight counts of indecent assault and one count of assault. He was found not guilty of 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of incitement to indecent assault.
The trial began on Monday 10 August 2009 and the jury delivered their verdicts on Thursday 20 August 2009. The offences were alleged to have taken place at the former children’s home Haut de la Garenne in the Parish of St Martin, between 1970 and 1974, when he was a house-parent there.
During summing up the judge Commissioner Sir Christopher Pitchers, told the 78-year-old defendant that a custodial sentence was likely as he had held a “position of trust” at the former children’s home.
Sentencing is likely to take place in mid-September 2009.
1. The judge was Commissioner Sir Christopher Pitchers.
2. The prosecuting counsel was Crown Advocate Stephen Baker.
3. The defence counsel was Advocate Michael Preston.
What happened next with the reporting of the JEP is where the Tapp story develops . You would have fought they would have hailed Harper and his team for their sterling work. Well, the team working under Lenny Harper got some praise but not Mr Harper. There was a reason that the SIO didn't get any praise. How do you keep telling the simple folk of Jersey that Lenny Harper dug up St Martin, found a coconut, wasted loads of money etc etc and then tell them that he and his team have just convicted 3 Child Abusers? They are still using old propaganda techniques left over by the invading Germans.
The Jersey Evening Post edition of the 21st August 2009 is a must see.
I went to the library and obtained a copy for my research. I nearly fell down the stairs when it dawned on me just what they were doing.
Wateridge - convicted of indecently assaulting girls gets half a front page and a small headline. The rest of the front page is Lenny Harper and this Headline;
Page 2 contained this;
"Judge Looks at Senator's Blog Comments". This is reference to Stuart Syvret's Blog
Page 3; we get a nice big picture of Gradwell with the line "officer pays tribute to the team who worked towards Wateridge" He thanks everyone except for one person and that is Lenny Harper.
Bottom of page 3; more attacks on Harper
Page 4; Top Half 'Extraordinary Actions' Slagging off Lenny Harper again
Bottom Half Police publicity 'based on lies and half-truths'
This is plain crazy. They give Advocate Preston who lost the case half a page where again its slagging off Lenny Harper and his investigation. Im not joking here its all there.
Page 6; 'Unfounded suggestions of murder and tortur' This is where they bring in Matt Tapp and his Holy Grail
At the Bottom of the page we have 'its a dishonest attempt to cover over the facts'
This is from Lenny harper rejecting court criticisms of his investigation. But below that the JEP mention Harper and a book deal
This all appears on the 21st August 2009 edition with the promise of a load more on the 22nd and having obtained a copy of that paper it leaves you shocked.
I started by saying that the Jersey Evening Post is a Toxic Edifice and a danger to children in the care of the States of Jersey and I stand by it. I do my research and it horrifies me. Can it be for the simple reason that it receives money from the States of Jersey? This must be stopped and stopped soon. It must be seen to be independent. It shouldn't have any attachment to the SoJ or funding.
Believe you me this gets worse. Remember what they did when the BDO Report came out and they went with the "Hollywood Lifestyle" of Harper garbage.
What are they Hiding or so Scared about?
Matt Tapp and his Mystical Report - all just used in the BIG COVER-UP