Friday, 16 October 2009

Education pair will not be prosecuted

Attorney-General William Bailhache

Attorney-General William Bailhache

THE senior Education Department civil servant investigated by the police as part of the historical child abuse inquiry will not be prosecuted, the Attorney General has decided.

It is believed that this decision was made after the file was examined by independent advocates and a Queen’s Counsel in the UK.

A decision not to prosecute has also been made about a former member of the Education department who was also investigated as part of the inquiry. It is believed that the Attorney General, William Bailhache, informed the States Police of the decision about six weeks ago.

After being asked this week to confirm that the two men were no longer being investigated, the Law Officers’ Department issued the following statement: ‘As the Attorney General informed the States in July 2009, it is not the practice of the Law Officers’ department to comment on individual decisions not to prosecute. It is not appropriate to make any further comment.’

Article posted on 16th October, 2009 - 2.57pm, This is Jersey

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