Wednesday, October 31, 2012









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. 

Absolute Propaganda

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;

A case of ‘lies and half-truths’

Friday 21st August 2009, 3:00PM BST.
Gordon Wateridge leaves the Royal Court after being found guilty on a number of counts. Picture by Richard Wainwright (00770033)
Gordon Wateridge leaves the Royal Court after being found guilty on a number of counts. Picture by Richard Wainwright (00770033)
STRONG criticism of former deputy police chief Lenny Harper’s handling of the Haut de la Garenne inquiry has been voiced by a lawyer and a senior judge, who has called his media activities ‘extraordinary’.
The international publicity generated by Mr Harper’s press conferences at the former children’s home ‘whipped up a frenzy of interest in … what turned out to be unfounded suggestions of multiple murders and torture in secret cellars under a building’, said Royal Court Commissioner Sir Christopher Pitchers as he rejected a pre-trial claim that men charged in the historical child abuse inquiry could not receive a fair trial because of the worldwide publicity.
Now retired and living in Scotland, Mr Harper has denied a claim that he was told by an archaeologist that a fragment of material found there and presented as ‘potential human remains’ predated the building. It is claimed that he was told this soon after it had been found.
Mr Harper’s actions in relation to the inquiry which he led were heavily criticised in a Royal Court hearing earlier this year which only now can be reported because of legal reasons.
At that hearing, Advocates Mike Preston and David Hopwood submitted that it would be impossible for their clients, Gordon Wateridge, Michael Aubin and Claude Donnelly, who were charged as part of the historical child abuse inquiry, to have a fair trial because of the worldwide publicity generated by the case. Mr Harper has since described the claims as ‘rubbish’.
Commissioner Sir Christopher Pitchers, who presided at the hearing and ruled that it was possible for the three men to have a fair trial.
• Full reports of the Assize trial verdict and pre-trial hearing in today’s Jersey Evening Post

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.

Page 4:  

 Top Half     'Extraordinary Actions'   Slagging off Lenny Harper again


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

Rico Sorda 

Part Time Investigative Journalist

Tuesday, October 30, 2012






Operation Rectangle

The Investigation into Child Abuse in Jersey Channel Islands

The ruling elite along with their supporters & State Media would have us believe that the investigation led by DCO Lenny Harper & his Chief of Police Graham Power QPM was nothing short of a shambles.

They would have us believe that the investigation led by ACO David Warcup & D/superintendent Mick Gradwell was a shinning light in Police work.

Does the evidence stack up?

Home Affairs Minister Senator Le Marquand put all his faith in Warcup & Gradwell. The Minister was clearly left a little shocked at the evidence being produced during the Home Affairs Sub Panels review into the whole BDO Alto affair. This led him to issue a Statement on January 5th 2012 where some would say he has done some backwards peddling concerning the rubbish he has been spouting these past years. The Minister now finds himself in a very awkward position. Remember he once said he would resign if the States of Jersey didn't back his proposal of David Warcup becoming the next Chief of Police.

He still maintains that the investigation under Warcup & Gradwell was a success and that they righted all the wrongs of the Power &Harper administration.

Does the evidence stack up?

This is from ILM's Statement;

"During the Review that was recently conducted in relation to the BDO Alto report into financial management of the part of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry which related to Haut De La Garenne, I was reminded of the exaggerated nature of some of the reporting in this area and agreed, in fairness to Mr Power and Mr Harper, to make a press statement to seek to correct the worst exaggerations.

"These exaggerations included allegations that most of the cost of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was wasted and that digging should never have started at Haut De La Garenne. Some of the reported criticism of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry has wrongly led some people to the conclusion that, in some way, the whole enquiry had been discredited.

"The definitive reports in this area are the two reports of the Wiltshire Police. Those reports conclude amongst other things:

1) That the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry was appropriately managed in its early stages.
2) That issues of serious concern did arise in relation to the financial management and other aspects of the investigation in relation to Haut De La Garenne.
3) That the decision to start digging at Haut De La Garenne was not so clearly wrong as to give rise to a disciplinary issue.

This is very serious.

What was Graham Power suspended for exactly? I don't want to go into the whole financial side of things as this is covered in the excellent Scrutiny Review.

What I will now be looking at are the convictions

This is where the Spin must be washed away and the evidence allowed to breathe.

A shambles under Power & Harper - really?

Look at the times of arrest of the then suspects below..

Claude Donnelly - Arrested in April 2008

Gordon Wateridge - Arrested in May 2008

Michael Aubin - Arrested in May 2008

The File on the Jordans was completed and handed over long before Lenny Harper left at the end of July 2008.

What jumps out at you when looking at the above dates?

Think about it

I will now be focusing on the trial of Donnelly, Wateridge & Michael Aubin. This is where we see the emergence of outside Media Consultant Matt Tapp

This is where we will also witness the toxic work of the Jersey Evening Post

We will also take a look at Napier. Does anyone still remember the ACPO reports and how ILM tried to discredit their lead advisor

Again look at those dates.

I believe if you were to ask Jersey Folk who rely on the Jersey MSM for there news about the Historical Child Abuse Investigation they would say it was a waste of money, Lenny Harper made a complete hash of it and all that was ever found was a coconut. This is the picture that has been spun by our MSM. This has been carefully orchastrated. This hasn't been done by accident. The review by the Scrutiny Sub Panel exposes many of the myths spun by our State Controlled Media.

Did any of our State Controlled Media try and contact former SIO Mick Gradwell and ask him why he was leaking information to Journalist David Rose during a live investigation? I f any of our MSM was impartial or had some empathy to the victims of Abuse they surely would have gone in search of answers well I haven't read or seen anything along those lines. If something needs to be done in trashing the investigation then it's full steam ahead but Gradwell being caught like a rabbit in the headlights we get nothing.

More to follow

Rico Sorda

Team Voice

Ok I will tell you.

They were all arrested when Lenny Harper was Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle.

The only people arrested or had their files handed over that had a connection to the Jersey Care Homes was done when Lenny Harper was Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle.

Scottish Matron Named As Suspect In Jersey Abuse Scandal
- Mar 3 2008 Victoria Ward In Jersey - Daily Record
A SCOT who was matron of the Jersey abuse scandal children's home has been named as a suspect.
Morag Jordan, who now lives in Kirriemuir, Angus, is one of 40 people police on the island are investigating over allegations of physical and sexual abuse of up to 200 children. She and her husband Tony spoke to the Record last week to deny any involvement in abuse. They also claimed that the Haut de la Garenne home was not as bad as it had been portrayed.
But one man, now 38, who lived at the home from the ages of two to 12, claims he vividly remembered being abused by Morag Jordan.
He said: "I personally received a black eye as she pulled my school tie over my head. I also remember seeing her beating other kids and she forced us to take cold baths upon rising."
The 40 suspects include former care staff, health workers and ex-police officers.All were being closely monitored and Jersey's ports and airports are being watched to ensure those who still live on the Channel Island cannot flee.There have been claims of a sustained cover-up by former employees.
The move follows the discovery of bricked-up cellar rooms at the home where, ex-residents say, they were stripped and abused.
The intricate work by the police in the "torture chamber" includes searching between every floorboard for hairs of potential victims or suspects.
Among those being quizzed is a female former member of staff who was accused of trying to intimidate a victim.
Part of a child's skull found in rubble in the cellar is being examined in England using carbon dating technology.
The Jordans left two years before the home closed and came to Scotland, where they do voluntary work with kids.
When quizzed about his time at the home, Tony Jordan said last week: "I saw nothing when I worked there. I did nothing wrong. "The kids had a swimming pool and a pool room and we also had a disco regularly. We used to put discos on every two weeks."
Jersey Police spokesman John Wood warned that the investigation could last at least another year as they attempted to contact every former resident of the home, known locally as Colditz. He admitted that it was an "almost impossible task" to trace all those who went missing.