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article imageChild's Remains Discovered At Former Child Care Home in Britain

By Lew Waters     Feb 25, 2008 in World
In a shocking discovery, the remains of a child's skeleton were discovered on Saturday under the concrete floor of Haut de la Garenne in Jersey, England with Jersey Police fearing there may be 7 children buried at the former Child Care Home Site.
Hearing harrowing claims of abuse made public last November from more than 140 people, stories of children disappearing began to emerge.
"Victims claimed they had been savagely beaten, indecently assaulted and raped by staff. There were accounts of children being punched in the head, flogged with canes and kept in solitary confinement."
Sniffer dogs and ground penetrating radar have been used and identified at least six areas of interest and one skeletal remains of a child believed to have been 11 or 12 at the time of death. Unknown at this time is whether the remains are that of a boy or girl.
Jersey Police fear this will be on of the worst cases of child abuse in Britain with the abuse allegations dating back several decades, between the 1960's and when it closed in the 1980's.
The former Child Care Home closed in 1986 and was reopened in 2004 as the Haut de la Garenne, a well-known youth hostel. The building has been evacuated as searcher seek more remains around the building and on the grounds.
One man has been arrested for indecently assaulting three girls, but Police say there is currently nothing to link him to the remains discovered.
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