Saturday, November 10, 2012





During the past weeks I have been explaining what happened to outside Media Consultant Matt Tapp when his position working for the States of Jersey Police became untenable.  

We have seen how former  DCO Warcup - former Chief Executive BIll Ogley and former Chief Minister Frank Walker were undermining the position of the former Chief of Police Graham Power.

This was being done in a middle of a Child Abuse Investigation 'Operation Rectangle'.  Matt Tapp ended up doing a report for the States of Jersey. Apparently, according to the present Chief Minister ,there doesn't seem to be a contract between Matt Tapp Associates and the States of Jersey. 

What we know is that from early September 2008 the knives were being sharpened for Graham Power. Graham Power had to be removed from office for a number of reasons.  This had nothing to do with 'abuse of process' but more to do with people in high places getting involved where they shouldn't have.

Why do you think the Committee of Enquiry is being dragged out. Anything to do with Children being abused in the care of the States of Jersey and they don't want to know. They didn't want to know over the past decades and the don't want to know now. Senator Bailhache shouldn't have anything to do with the CoI as he is so heavily conflicted - after all he was Bailiff and Chief Judge in 2008.

Just think about what Warcup, Ogley and Walker have done.

 Former Home Affairs Minister Andrew Lewis' role will be featuring very soon as will the first three.

They have committed acts that in my eyest sit alongside those of  abusers. Mark my words, some would say worse.

They have done what the Abuse survivors said happened for decades.  

Researching, writing and doing these posts take time. I find it draining. The subject matter is draining. I feel sick when I think about what has happened to the Abuse Survivors - what continues to happen to the Abuse Survivors - and the complete and utter contempt shown to them by our majority of government and local media.  The JEP is in bed with the Abusers, on that issue there can be no doubt.  What this Toxic edifice does is sickening. It is at the heart of everything that is bad on this Island.  

We have Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand coming out with complete and utter garbage.  His position became untenable years ago.  

I emailed BBC Radio Jersey after last weeks States Debate and said I was willing to come on and do a 1 hour show and go Head to Head with ILM over all these serious issues. They agreed and contacted him. Senator Le Marquand declined the offer.

From: rico sorda]

Sent: 31 January 2012 16:26

To: Chris Rayner-JerseySubject: 

RE: RE: Letter to Ian Le Marquand

Hi Chris,

I heard most of it and was astonished at the complete wafflle and garbage that ilm came out with. There were some nuggets of gold of which I will be working on.

If you could sort a 1 hour  radio special on all these issues I would be prepared to go head to head with Senator Le Marquand in the studio - what do you think?

This can't carry on.

Just an idea

I think its time a blogger explained what's been going on. Even a 30 minute slot would be to short.

Kind Regards

Rico Sorda

I don't want to be writing these blogs in a years time if I can help it.  I want out of it by then. I have done my bit. The truth is out.  The basic rule of law has broken down in Jersey. There is no 'good governance' in Jersey. The States Chamber has not been fit for purpose. If the executive can illegally suspend a Chief of Police who smashed the veil of secrecy into decades long child abuse and the majority of the States Chamber let it happen because they might not like Graham Power or Lenny Harper shows how completely defunct we are.

ILM and Wiltshire is a show on its own. Here we have a former Magistrate who doesn't even know the basics as to what is right or wrong . This is not a dig at Senator Le Marquand -  this is plain fact. Again, the vast majority of our States Chamber let him conduct a Kangaroo Court when he brought out some redacted findings of the Wiltshire Disciplinary Report after dropping all Disciplinary charges. 

You see, a former Magistrate, a very learned man,  cant grasp the basics of what is fair and proper justice. Nowhere in the Wiltshire disciplinary investigation does it say: 

"Spend 1.5 million pounds, drop all disciplinary charges  then with the help of your local Media  hang the accused out to dry"

That is what he did and that is what the States Chamber allowed him to do.

The former Magistrate, a very learned man, then came out with the biggest load of garbage since his previous load of garbage when he muttered the immortal words

"Graham Power submitted a 62,000 word statement to Wiltshire so he has put his case across" 

I swear to god that's what the former Magistrate said

A former Magistrate is stating that if an accused gives a statement  then a court can dismiss the man then find him guilty when he has turned his back and walked away.

This is very serious. 

He called Wiltshire a definitive   review into Operation Rectangle in the States last tuesday. Let me remind this man what it says on the front cover.

An independent disciplinary investigation by Wiltshire Police following the suspension of Chief Officer Graham POWER of the States of Jersey Police on 12 November 2008

Obligation to confidentiality

1.      Paragraph 1.2 of the discipline code (for Chief Officers of the States of Jersey Police) requires that all parties involved in the operation of this code will maintain confidentiality while proceedings are being progressed. The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case, the Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and/or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate. 

During the week I will be bringing you the full;

Operation Tuma  +  Operation End Game 

Like I  said earlier. The truth is out its just that not everybody knows it.

The States Chamber  has allowed a complete breakdown in the rule of law and good governance for the simple reason they had something against Graham Power and Lenny Harper.

Forget about the decades of Abuse and the still failing Children's service.

Its all about the personality & feudalism in Jersey

Do not miss Operation End Game 

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist

Team Voice


Anonymous said...

I can see from how you had the Minister banged to rights on the radio. How did he get away with it?

Page 1. of Wiltshire clearly states:

An independent disciplinary investigation by Wiltshire Police following the suspension of Chief Officer Graham POWER of the States of Jersey Police on 12 November 2008

Obligation to confidentiality

1. Paragraph 1.2 of the discipline code (for Chief Officers of the States of Jersey Police) requires that all parties involved in the operation of this code will maintain confidentiality while proceedings are being progressed. The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case, the Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and/or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate.

"The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case,he Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and/or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate. "

You had him banged to rights. It's easier to play dumb than it is to prove the point.

Anonymous said...

Just heard John Humphrys on Radio 4 tearing his boss apart mercilessly – yes, he had George Entwistle, the BBC Director-General, on live and made him look like a complete idiot. He was entirely justified in doing so and I believe that Entwistle’s days are numbered.
I gives me no satisfaction to see someone humiliated like this but JH did what all good journalists should do – he sought the truth from someone is a position of great trust and authority.
Oh for someone with JH’s integrity (and ability) on the BBC Jersey staff! Instead we have to put up with Matthew Price attempting to stifle bloggers and critical contributors and “sucking up” to the Home Affairs Minister who, yesterday, was in a position where a half decent journalist could have driven a coach and horses through his feeble performance.
The BBC has done great work for many decades in line with its Charter. We, the public, pay for the BBC from our licence fee and we demand open, honest, fair and balanced reporting. The top BBC management has, through a few crass and weak decisions, virtually brought the BBC itself to its knees.
The public of Jersey cannot rely on the JEP or CTV to undertake proper investigative journalism. But we can, and should, expect the BBC to fulfil this function – otherwise, let’s just shut the BBC in Jersey down altogether and let the purely commercial interests of the JEP and CTV get on with it. The BBC currently adds no value whatsoever!

Brian Mollet said...

BBC Jersey is akin to a pantomime. Yesterday's morning presenter is widow twanky. The station manager came over very wishee washee.

Anonymous said...

Will not be paying license fee this year for sure,so no JEP,no license fee what a saving.

voiceforchildren said...


Not only does Matt Tapp, Bill Ogley and Frank Walker need to explain themselves to the up-coming COI but so do (among others) the editors of all State Media. None of this could have got as far as it has without the complicity of the discredited and disgrace mainstream media..............IMO

Anonymous said...

Rico, it would be interesting if someone were to list out each individual question asked and then note, was the question answered, yes/no.

I doubt there would be many yes's and would only go to demonstrate how ILM wastes so much time in Questions without answers, costing the tax payer, because new questions with a slight word change have to be asked and then again etc..

Ian Evans said...

Two more CHARMERS in the Channel Islands.

Anonymous said...

'Mr Entwistle said questions needed to be asked about the Newsnight film: "Did the journalists carry out basic checks, did they show Mr Messham the picture, did they put allegations to the individual, did they think of putting allegations to the individual, if they did not, why not, and did they have any corroboration of any kind?".'

So how many questions has the Jersey MSM put to the ruling elite!!! Such as, did Andrew Lewis say he had read a report which he later claimed (under oath) not to have read (Wiltshire report), as just one example.

Anonymous said...


Notorious paedo-protector David Rose is back in a big way, intimidating abuse survivors and spreading his disgusting disinformation in national newspapers concerning North Wales. Now that he is involved, I am convinced of ever more sinister motives on the part of those in power. I wouldn't be surprised to also hear from your old friend Matt Tapp on this UK scandal. It's just more of the same old same old.


Anonymous said...

The David Rose link posted by Elle above:

I read it before seeing Elle's link. I got to the end of it and thought "let me guess who has written this?" Just as I suspected, it was Jimmy Perchard's mate David Rose.

The pattern is predictable: denigrate the victims because of subsequent problems in their lives, and completely ignore the root cause of those problems.

Jersey victims: stand tall, whatever subsequent problems you may have had, we will believe you.

Zoompad said...

"Jersey victims: stand tall, whatever subsequent problems you may have had, we will believe you."

And other Pindown child abuse victims, of all the Pindown homes all over the UK. We are all in this together, and won't be seperated divided and conquered any more.

In Staffordshire they made damned sure we were all kept as far apart from each other as possible. I have no doubt that the pretend victim support charities have done the same to Pindown victims of other places in the UK, including the islands like Jersey.

Zoompad said...

And I posted a comment onto that Daily Mail David Rose article, telling about his involvement in Camerons police trawling 2002 Select Committee. Its not been published yet, so I will be waiting to see if they do publish it, and wont be very pleased at all if they dont.

Anonymous said...

Senator B.I. Le Marquand:Minister for Home Affairs

My opinion is that the right to a fair trial does not apply to suspension matters. It does apply to disciplinary matters but not to suspension matters which are pro quo. Nevertheless, clearly in any disciplinary matter one should proceed as rapidly as one is able so to do and that has always been my firm intention and remains so.

17th nov 2009

Zoompad said...

Just wondered if Charles Napier was related to Brian Napier.

Zoompad said...

Charles Napier:

Abuse scandals probe widens: The man who may hold key to UK's biggest paedophile network ever
11 Nov 2012 09:11

Charles Napier could provide vital evidence for police investigation a child abuse scandal spanning three decades
In the picturesque Dorset town of Sherborne, Charles Napier is an upstanding member of the community.

He is known as a respected retired languages teacher, a playwright and theatre director.

Only last month he gave a lecture on William Shakespeare at the town's literary festival.

But Napier's sordid past threatens to drag him into the heart of new inquiries into a child abuse scandal spanning three decades.

Evidence now being examined by Metropolitan Police detectives links Napier to Peter Righton, one of Britain's most high-profile paedophiles.

Righton is now long dead. But Napier is not. Now 68 and living with his mother in the West Country, he could prove a vital witness to the unfolding police inquiry into child abuse on a massive scale in this country.

Both men were linked to a shadowy organisation called the Paedophile Information Exchange which campaigned in the 70s and 80s for what they called the age of "child love" to be reduced to four.

Righton was a founder of PIE, Napier its one-time treasurer. Righton, incredibly, was also one of Britain's leading child protection specialists.

But when police raided his house in Evesham, Worcs, in 1992 they found not only hard-core child abuse images from Amsterdam but a "quarter-century of correspondence" between paedophiles in Britain and around the world.


The probe led police to the kitchen of a flat in South London where they found a letter from 'Napier - who had a child assault conviction 20 years before - boasting of his life in Cairo as a"British Council teacher.

He bragged of easy access toyoung boys and how he could sendObscene images back to Britain indiplomatic bags.

The scandal erupted again when Labour MP Tom Watson raised the matter with David Cameron in the House of Commons last month suggesting a network of paedophiles working in the UK had links to high levels of Government.

He believes there was an Establishment cover-up of the Righton files and his claims are now being investigated by a Scotland Yard team.

Since Mr Watson's first dramatic announcement, dozens of victims have come forward with allegations of shocking abuse by paedophiles at care homes across Britain.

SHOCKED: Author Several names of senior politicians have been put in the frame though, it has to be said, without any evidential corroboration. However, what is clear is that there are real concerns that more could and should have been done after Righton's 1992 arrest and subsequent caution for indecent assault of a boy 30 years before.

Even Michael Hames, then head of Scotland Yard's Obscene Publications Squad, who handled the Righton files expressed disappointment more was not done. Writing in 2000 of the Righton inquiry, he called for a national team to be set up to investigate paedophiles, adding: "I remain convinced that we have only touched the tip of a huge national and international problem."

Zoompad said...

The story of Charles Napier is an extraordinary one that shows how a paedophile was able to operate with impunity while holding down a thoroughly respectable lifestyle.

It illustrates how there was little or no safety net to prevent child abusers from returning to their sick ways. And it begins at Copthorne Preparatory School, West Sussex, in the late 60s.

This week, respected author and journalist Francis Wheen told the Sunday People how he was just 11 when Napier arrived at the school.

He says Napier, then in is 20s, charmed the youngsters with his sports car, dashing good looks and claims that he was a professional actor.

Mr Wheen said: "He recruited a few of us, saying 'spend more time in the gym' and appointed himself gym master. There was a room off the gym and that became his haunt.

"Four or five of us started regularly going down there, vaulting over horses and things like that, in our gym shorts in all our innocence.

"At the end of it he would take us into his room off the gym and give us beer and cigarettes - bottles of Mackeson's and Senior Service untipped.

"We thought this was terrifically exciting. Here we were, 11 years old, being given beer and fags - we were thinking he's on our side not like any of the other masters. cigarettes , nd king ot like asters.

"And of course this was for an ulterior purpose which very soon became clear when he stuck his hand down my gym shorts and I had to sort of fight him off."

Napier then revealed his terrifying technique for grooming the youngsters by trying to humiliate the 11-year-old Francis.

Mr Wheen said: "He said 'Don't be such a baby' and said I wasn't grown-up enough for that sort of thing. He would point to a couple of other boys, saying 'They let me do it. You just won't let me because you're so babyish.'

Francis Wheen "I think he was hoping I'd say 'no I'm as grown up as them' and let him get on with it but I didn't. It meant I was excluded from his 'charmed circle' after that - but by then I knew where he kept his beer and cigarettes so I used to break into his room, steal them and go sit in the woods.

"I could enjoy them without being sexually abused."

Mr Wheen also described the culture of silence that grew up around the assaults, with youngsters reluctant to report the teacher, feeling they wouldn't be believed.

He added: "A year or two after I left, my younger brother - who was still at the school - came back from holidays and told me Mr Napier had been sacked.

"At long last one boy who had been sexually molested had been innocent enough to go to the headmaster and report him.

"There was a very hasty exit made by Napier. He had a flashy sp so up, speed and sports car and as soon as the game was up, he roared off at speed and pranged it on the school gates. I think I got away quite lightly - I can't pretend I've been scarred for life by it. But I'm sure there are children out there who have been badly damaged by Charles Napier."

In 1972, Napier was found to have indecently assaulted pupils at a Surrey school where he was working. After being banned from teaching, he left the country.

In 1978, he was working in Sweden where he taught at a junior school with pupils as young as 11 - and was visited by Righton.

Zoompad said...

Napier later surfaced in Egypt, where he worked as the assistant head of studies with the British Council in Cairo.

A letter from the time saw him boast to a friend that the city was "full of boys, 98 per cent of them available".

He also helped set up and run a school in Turkey. His picture appears on a website offering English as a Foreign Language, where he boasts: "Most of my posts have been in Europe, North Africa or the Middle East, and for the last eight years I've been in Istanbul, running my own school and writing a series of course books for Turkish students."

Back in England, Napier was jailed for nine months in 1995 for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy he'd lured to his home in the 80s.

He befriended the lad, enticing him with lager and computer games - then abused him.

Prosecutors said: "It wasn't just a stranger grabbing a boy in the park. This was a slow insidious process. The boy was trapped - not forced."

Righton, a founder member of PIE, was at one time the UK's leading authority on the protection of children.

Yet he used his power to not only hide his paedophilia, but to help other child abusers - among them Napier.

The latter's ban on teaching meant he was added to List 99, a precursor of the Sex Offenders' Register.

And Righton - the subject of a 1994 documentary on paedophiles - used his influence to try to have Napier removed from the list so he could be allowed back into schools.

Risk Righton wrote to the Department of Education saying: "Mr Napier is a gifted teacher of both adults and children.

"I believe that during the years since his conviction he has acquired a knowledge and disciplined mastery of himself which would justify the conclusion he no longer constitutes a sexual risk to children in his charge.

"It would give me great pleasure - and cause me no anxiety - to hear the Secretary of State had reviewed his decision of October 24, 1972, in Mr Napier's favour."

In 1981, the ban was relaxed to allow Napier into colleges and universities. In 1990 he applied for the ban to be further relaxed - this time enlisting Dr Malcolm Fraser as his referee.

Dr Fraser was convicted in 1992 for possessing indecent photographs of children. His third conviction saw him struck off - and Napier remained on the banned list.

Mr Wheen thought he'd seen the last of his former teacher but their paths crossed again in 1977, when he was commissioned to write an article about PIE and its desire to lower the age of consent.

A senior group member told Mr Wheen: "You must speak to our treasurer.

He's very good. Very well informed about the issues."

And Mr Wheen was astonished to discover the expert he was being put in touch with was his former teacher - now PIE's treasurer - Charles Napier.

Mr Wheen added: "I didn't really want to speak to him. I couldn't believe what my old teacher had become."

Napier declined to comment yesterday

Ian Evans said...

C.H.R.I.S. is back!