Man to be sentenced for Jersey care home sex attacks

A former cleaner will be sentenced today for sexually abusing boys at the Jersey care home Haut de la Garenne. Michael Aubin, who was born in Jersey and lives in St Denys, Southampton, carried out the attacks while he was a resident at the home in the 1970s.

The 46-year-old will be sentenced at Jersey’s Royal Court for two counts of gross indecency and two counts of indecent assault on children under 10 years old.

Aubin pleaded guilty to the charges at a hearing in May.

He earlier pleaded not guilty to three further counts of indecent assault and they will be dealt with after Aubin is sentenced.

Aubin was the first person to be convicted following a wide-ranging police investigation into historic child abuse on the island.

The investigation centred on Haut de la Garenne and police amassed a list of 40 suspects after scores of people came forward claiming they were sexually and physically abused there.

At least two other people have been charged in connection with the investigation.

Aubin is being held in custody and is scheduled to be sentenced at 10am.