Well, we’ve made it: today we’re going to look at the seventh and final instalment in the first full transcription of the Jean-Clement Yaohirou audio recording, made on 4 September 2014. The recording itself is nearly three hours long, but to our (and probably your) immense relief, the last ~40 minutes contain no conversation.
A quick review of the audio so far:
- Part 1 sets the stage: Abraham Christie subjects the children to a series of rapid-fire questions, correcting them when their answers do not please him; and he appears to believe that Jean-Clement, a Special Constable with the London Metropolitan Police, will be able to go and arrest those he accuses.
- Part 2 further illustrates Abraham’s bullying of both the children and Jean-Clement, who he threatens will be the “very uncomfortable” subject of a book if he fails to co-operate with them.
- In Part 3, Ella finally puts in an appearance, having gone home to shower and put on makeup while Abe and the children went to Jean-Clement’s house. Abe and Ella show J-C the drawings of the various imaginary tattoos and birthmarks, Abe takes delight in J-C’s discomfiture, and the “secret room”, accessible via a very familiar-sounding wardrobe, is described.
- In Part 4, Abraham reveals something truly extraordinary: he states very firmly that the tattoos are worthless as evidence, and are unimportant. And we know why he said that.
- Part 5 offers a very telling portrait of Ella, who explains her history with social services and the family court, painting a picture of herself as a neglectful parent, spiteful towards the father of the two children.
- In Part 6, Abraham reveals that he really does expect Jean-Clement to conduct the investigation solo, and both Abe and Ella insist that J-C should investigate RD first. Meanwhile, J-C advises Abe to remove the videos of the children from his phone—which sounds to us very much like advising him to tamper with police evidence.
And now for the stunning conclusion.
Abe, Ella, and the children are making ready to leave, and the adults are planning Jean-Clement’s follow-up visit for the following day:
J-C: Yeah, I’ll come over after work, maybe.
Abraham: Yeah, come in your uniform, makes you look good. Scares all the neighbours.
J-C: No, don’t want to do that.
J-C: I went to the house of [inaud.], she said, ‘I don’t like you coming in your uniform!’
Abraham: I like when you come in your uniform.
J-C: Because sometime I work around there, so let’s come for tea.
Abraham: Yeah, come for tea.
J-C: I come, it’s not that bad.
Abraham: No, we don’t mind, we don’t mind. Everybody good?
Both children: Yes.
Is it perhaps telling that Abraham wants Jean-Clement to visit them wearing his police uniform? It does seem to tie in with a theme of the hoax: intimidate and harass anybody who has ever annoyed them, including the troublesome upstairs neighbour.
This next bit is quite troubling:
Child P: Yes, and [who’s that in the picture?]
Abraham: That’s Jean-Clement’s daughter! That’s my niece, ____. Yeah. She likes to touch as well.
J-C: No, no, no, no, no, she doesn’t. She doesn’t, Aby! She doesn’t, Aby! Do you see it?
Abraham: She came to my house in Marrakech and she touched a boy…
Abraham: [challenging] Oh, I’m a liar?
J-C: Well, how come you never say that?
Abraham: Well, what am I going to say?
J-C: You could …[inaud.]
[cross-talk and other noises]
J-C: Okay, you’re absurd…
Abraham: Jean-Clement: us men knew that better. And maybe I was thinking…
J-C: If it was just exploratory, that’s…
Abraham: It was not exploratory, she used to do it, she used to touch, she used to kill, she used to touch, she used to kill. She used to. I believe that she’s growing out of it slowly, she’s growing out of it, but…
Abraham: But children who are abused, this is what they do, Jean-Clement. This is what they learn. They are being taught to kill. They don’t want to kill babies.
This part of the conversation can be taken several ways, we think.
Abraham seems to take a sadistic delight in taunting Jean-Clement. We saw this in the segment where Abe and the children were describing the tattoos on people’s privates, and Abe seemed to find it hilarious that Jean-Clement was embarrassed by the discussion. What better way to torment a father than by claiming that his daughter “touched a boy” while she was visiting Abraham in Marrakech?
What to make of Abraham’s bizarre claim, “she used to touch, she used to kill, she used to touch, she used to kill”? If Abe is saying that his niece—whose age we do not know—used to “touch” sexually, that’s one thing, but “kill”? Kill whom?
And where in the world does Abraham get the notion that his niece was abused? Is he accusing his sister and brother-in-law of abusing their daughter?
Meanwhile, Jean-Clement’s reaction to Abe’s claims seems strange, too.
Imagine the scenario: your brother-in-law has been to visit, and on his way to the door he just casually happens to mention that your daughter was sexually abused, and that she had “touched a boy” during a visit to your house in Marrakech. Oh, but it’s okay because it’s what she was trained to do.
Do you just moan ineffectually and try to make excuses? Or do you push the idiot out the door with the toe of your boot, and tell him not to hurry back?
Or do you change the subject and start talking about…babies?
J-C: That’s 400 babies!
Abraham: No, more than 400.
Child Q: No, more, more. In whole life of Papa…
Child P: He did it…
Child Q: He do it ten thousands!
Abraham: No, not 10,000.
Child Q: It seems like a lot, it seems a lot, it seems a lot.
J-C: One baby a night?
Child Q: No, no…
Child P: No, but we eat baby every day. We save baby.
Abraham: Did you hear that? ‘We eat baby every day’.
Child P: Cause they want us to eat some baby every day. That’s why we keep on bringing back food that Mum gives us. We have salad Mum gives us, food, and we just bring it…
Abraham: Yes, we make them salad, we make them salad…
J-C: Is that like a packed lunch?
Abraham: Yes. But they have baby for packed lunch so they don’t eat our lunch. And the school is all involved.
J-C: Hang on, if there’s packed lunch, why do you eat the baby?
Abraham: Why do you eat the baby after Dad’s…
Child Q: They feed us school dinner with food in it.
Abraham: At lunch time they do sex to them. They feed them school dinners in the staff room, her boyfriend comes to the staff room, does sex with them…
Child Q: Yeah, B___, B___, B___…[an unfamiliar name, not previously mentioned]
Abraham: …does sex to them in the staff room, while the teachers are watching. When he does sex to you, what happens then?
J-C: Hold up a minute…
Child Q: …then go to Tesco shop, in Hampstead.
Abraham: He works in…he works in, no, in Highgate. He works in Tesco’s in Highgate, and he brings the sweets, they bribe the children with sweets and chocolate, and he’s one of the main…
Abraham: Suppliers. Thank you very much. Can we go, Jean-Clement?
Okay, this is just plain weird.
After a brief argument over the actual number of babies which might have been murdered by the imaginary cult, the subject turns to “Babies: cannibalism of”.
Child P clarifies that at the school they “eat baby every day”, but this quickly devolves into Abraham complaining that the children bring home the salads which he and Ella prepare for them as school boxed lunches. How very inconsiderate of them.
Jean-Clement, who clearly has not grasped the point of the eating babies thing, asks why, if they already have a perfectly good lunch, they would want to eat babies?
And then, after throwing in the obligatory “they do sex to the children” comment, Abraham goes off on a rant about how RD brings the children sweets and chocolate, and is one of the main…suppliers?
What the fuck is wrong with these people?
Sweets and chocolate might not be the ideal food for growing children, but they’re not Class A drugs, and no one cares about the stupid salads Abe and Ella so carefully prepared for the children’s lunches.
The question is, why are they eating babies? No one ever gets around to explaining this; it’s just a given that this cult does very bad things, including but not limited to child rape, wasting perfectly good salads, eating babies, supplying children with nutritionally questionable foods, and murder.
Oh, and they all have weird genital tattoos, but pay no attention to that, unless your name happens to be Bill Maloney.
Listening to this segment of the audio, one hears no sense of shock or horror that babies are being killed and eaten, but Abe sounds distinctly put out about the uneaten salads and the sweeties and chocolate the children consume.
J-C: Eh, missus, she…
Abraham: Yeah, she’ll be in there for a week. Like her five minutes of coming, you know one of those ones?…Jean-Clement, thank you very much. I’m glad we could come to you. Hey, what’d I tell you about Jean-Clement? Is he not beautiful? Give him a hug and tell him how much you love him. Come on, Jean-Clement. Jean-Clement, ‘cos he’s the man. Eh? Show him some love.
J-C: Thank you…[kissing sounds]
Abraham: Show him some big love, because I told you he was going to be the one to love you, didn’t I say he was going to be beautiful?
Abraham: Isn’t he lovely?
Abraham: Isn’t he just lovely, isn’t he?
[everyone talks at once]
Child Q: I thought he’ll be the same.
Abraham: I know you’d like him, I know you’d like him.
Child Q: I thought he will be strict.
Abraham: No. He’s not. When he’s strict, but watch him. You don’t think ‘ah, just because he’s being nice, take it in’, no. When he’s strict, coo, he makes me scared! When he’s…
Child Q: Do you know why I do this? Every time like this, because, um, they hurt me, so that’s why I do this…
Abraham: No one’s going to hurt you.
Child Q: I would have done this, every time.
Abraham: No, that’s it, no one’s going to hurt you…
Child Q: I always do like this, I’m sticking out my bum, because I keep on bending and then he tells me…
Abraham: Can we go, can we go, can we go now?
Child Q: I’m used to it…
In this segment, Abe switches once again from sadistically tormenting Jean-Clement to showering him with praise. This sort of rapid fluctuation between insults, belittling, and aggression, and exaggerated praise and sweetness is characteristic of the way Abraham controls those around him, and can be seen in interactions with both the children and Jean-Clement.
The sudden, unpredictable switching is important, as it throws Abe’s victims off balance. They never know when he’s going to revert back to physical or emotional aggression, and so they fear him.
Toward the end of this segment, Child Q attempts to earn a bit of positive feedback from Abe (who seems to be feeling benevolent at that moment) by “disclosing” a bit of what he thinks Abe wants to hear. However, Abe cuts him off mid-sentence—he’s not really interested in what the children have to say, except inasmuch as they back up his loony allegations.
Abraham: Jean-Clement, Jean-Clement, Jean-Clement, merci, milles mercis…
J-C: Et à toi.
Abraham: Bonne soirée, eh? Thank you so much.
J-C: So I’ll come and see you tomorrow night.
Abraham: What time you coming?
J-C: I’m coming…I have a meeting at six, so after that.
Abraham: Okay. We’ll see you then.
Ella: Thank you very much.
Abraham: Thanks very much.
Child P: Mum, you got my slippers.
Child Q: No, she got…
Abraham: Ella has everything, Ella has everything.
J-C: Thank you.
Ella: I will prepare the videos, and I’ll do the…
Child Q: And can we bring juice there?
J-C: And not keep them on the phone, okay?
Abraham: Okay, we’re going to take them off, and if we haven’t taken them off by tomorrow, we’ll take them off when you’re there.
Child Q: I will bring juice too.
Abraham: No, we’re going to bed now.
J-C: Good night guys…
Abraham: Will you say good-night to Jean-Clement?
Both children: Good night! Good night, Jean-Clement.
J-C: Good night!
Abraham: Yes you did, you did it all right…
J-C: Sleep well, Aby!…Bye-bye…yeah, okay!
[door slams, and J-C sighs heavily]
This piece would be unremarkable, except that Jean-Clement reiterates his caution to Abe and Ella that they should destroy police evidence.
Once the Abe, Ella, and the children have left, Jean-Clement heaves a large sigh—of relief? concern?— and the remainder of the audio recording consists of the sounds of him tidying up the house, opening his computer, and finally calling the police about what has just transpired.
In the judgment following the fact-finding hearing in March 2015, Mrs Justice Pauffley wrote:
- It is a curious fact that prior to the launch of these proceedings, no police officer had listened to the audio recording made by Jean Clement Yaohirou or watched the film clips of the children. DI Cannon made inquiries at my request to discover that DC Rogers, the member of his team who received the film clips and the audio recording from Mr Yaohirou, had sent them to a property store in Chingford. The focus would appear to have been upon arranging almost immediate ABE interviews.
- I say no more at this stage than that the police and social services inquiry could have taken an entirely different course if attention had been given to those recordings. At the very least, the questions asked of P and Q at interview would have been directed towards other areas of interest.
This is one area in which we must reluctantly agree with those who promote the Hampstead SRA hoax. One of their many complaints is that the Yaohirou audio was sent to a police storage facility in Chingford, and was not unearthed until the beginning of the Pauffley inquiry.
The hoaxers cite this as part of the cover-up, whereas we would see it more as a failure to examine very damning evidence against Abe and Ella. Had the police listened closely to the contents of this audio recording, we feel quite certain that the hoax would have been nipped in the bud before it began, so obvious is the coaching, the bullying, and the complete lack of appropriate emotional reaction to the material under discussion.
As for the police’s failure to view the videos which Abe and Ella made en route from Morocco to London…well, we now know why those were never shared with police. Again, had the police seen them right away, the case would have been over before it began.