Interview with: Liana
Age: 5 years old
Location: B-9 Police Station
Interviewer: Rachel Smith (Lead Psychologist)
Hello Liana. My name is Rachel, how are you?
I know you’re scared Liana and I’m so sorry about that but guess what…. I’m here to protect you and I won’t let anything bad happen to you. Okay?
Do you want to hear a secret?
I’d rather be home too, the boys here all smell like dudu.
There we go, now I’m going to ask you a few questions and all you have to do is tell me anything you can remember.
Can you tell me how you got to the supermarket?
I’m not supposed to say….
They told me not to say.
Who’s they Liana?
Hey look, its okay, I promise no one is going to hurt you.
Here have some Fanta, you told the officer you like Fanta, didn’t you?
Now Liana I need you to try and remember anything you can, okay?
Who is they?
(shuffles) Biko and…… Nalia.
What did Biko and Nalia tell you not to say?
It’s okay Liana, you can tell me anything, pinky promise.
We are friends, right?
Yeah I guess…
If you promise not to tell…
Biko … He didn’t mean too. He was just trying to…..
What was he trying to do……