Two Held In Jersey Abuse Investigation

Two people have been arrested in connection with the long-running child abuse investigation centred around a former care home in Jersey.

A 70-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman have been arrested by detectives investigating the allegations.

However police said the allegations against them did not relate to crimes that occurred at the home.

Three men have already been charged in connection with the inquiry at a former children’s home called Haut de la Garenne.

One 76-year-old man who used to work at the home has been charged with indecently assaulting girls under 16 between 1969 and 1979.

A 68-year-old man has been charged with raping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on Jersey between 1971 and 1974.

And a 45-year-old man was charged with one count of sodomy against a boy and two counts of indecent assault against two other boys.

The charges relate to three separate children and are alleged to have been committed between 1977 and 1980.

A massive investigation has discovered widespread allegations of abuse of the home’s former residents and police have unearthed the remains of more than one child in cellars underneath the imposing granite building.