An alleged victim of abuse at a children's home in the United Kingdom told The Daily Mail that she was locked up, beaten, drugged and molested by the staff — and her cries for help were ignored.
The mother of two children, who gave her name only as Pamela to the British newspaper, said she was drugged on valium at the Haut de la Garenne -- now a youth hostel -- between 1973 and 1975.
Employees of the home in Jersey, U.K., held wild parties and drunkenly raped children they saw as "weak," she told the Mail. The workers would bribe the teens with alcohol and cigarettes in exchange for sex acts, Pamela said.
The now 49-year-old victim told of being stripped naked and locked in 10-square-foot cells as punishment — frequently for days on end for minor infractions, according to the Mail.
Meanwhile, police were focusing their investigation and continued hunt for human remains on a brick cellar on the grounds, Sky News reported.
Excavation was suspended while a structural survey was carried out, according to the Mail. A child's skull was found on the property over the weekend.
Haut de la Garenne has been the focus of a child abuse probe since the fall. The facility closed as a children's home in 1986, and the hostel opened in 2004.