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£1,850
raised of £1,845 target by 53 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,850 to help Atc, a survivor of horrendous sexual abuse as a child in Rotherham, take legal action against the man who defrauded her and against SYP

    Funded on Tuesday, 30th January 2024

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    Story

    Atc is an adult survivor of horrendous sexual abuse as a child in Rotherham.

    Please help Atc raise sufficient funds to bring legal action against the business man in South Yorkshire who defrauded Atc and stole the majority of the compensation money that Atc received and wanted to use to purchase her Council house.

    South Yorkshire Police (SYP) have refused to take action against the business man to get him to return Atc’s money.

    After more than 4 MONTHS, SYP have also failed to provide any evidence to support the decision to take no action.

    Pre-legal action (called a Pre-Action Protocol, a PAP) was taken against SYP on Friday 4 November 2022.

    The business man in South Yorkshire continued Atc’s abuse from when she was a child. He was approached on 20 September 2022 and given until 30 September 2022 to begin to repay Atc’s money. His eventual response on 3 October is unprintable in a public arena.

    If you would like to find out more, please email:

    a.t.c.forjustice@gmail.com

    Background

    Atc was repeatedly brutally raped as a child in Rotherham.

    After the publication (in August 2014) of the Jay Report Atc provided evidence that led to a number of her rapists being sent to prison.

    Following the abysmal failures of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) and Rotherham Council (RMBC) in not dealing with Child Exploitation and Abuse, Atc was awarded compensation.

    The compensation was inadequate (perhaps more about why on another occasion) but it was nearly enough to enable Atc to purchase the council house that Atc had lived in for a number of years.

    A business man in South Yorkshire heard that Atc was several thousand pounds short of what she needed to purchase her Council house. He told Atc that if she entrusted him with some of her compensation, he would help Atc find the amount needed to enable her to purchase her Council house.

    Atc now realises that she was groomed and exploited once again by this business man.

    Atc entrusted this man with the majority of her compensation and he has not returned a single penny to her.

    We believe that the evidence is indisputable that the business man stole the majority of Atc’s compensation money.

    Atc complained about this to South Yorkshire Police (SYP). A few months ago Atc received an undated letter from SYP – please see extract below. The name of the Officer in Case (OIC) has been removed.

    At the beginning of July 2022 a Subject Access Request was submitted to SYP asking for all the evidence that SYP used when the decision was made to not prosecute the South Yorkshire Business man. As of 7 October 2022 SYP have failed to provide any of the information requested even though our understanding is that under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) any requested information should be provided within a month.

    Extract from an undated letter from South Yorkshire Police (SYP)

    “I look at each case and all the evidence very thoroughly and any decision not to refer a case to the CPS, for a final charging decision, is one which can only be based on the evidence available to us. After considering all the facts available to me in your case, I have reached the decision that there is not enough evidence to refer your case to the CPS.”

    “To be clear, this does not mean that I or any other Police Officer does not believe what you have said. This decision is purely based on the fact that I feel there is insufficient evidence at this stage to enable the CPS to make a decision to charge/prosecute the offender. If you feel there is other evidence that may be relevant and to which the Police may be unaware, please contact the Officer in Case (OIC).”

    “In reaching this decision I can confirm that I have adhered to the guidelines set out in 'The Director's Guidance on Charging 2013 — fifth edition', which is the current CPS document governing our approach. The OIC for your case is fully aware of my decision and should have explained this to you so you have a clear understanding.”

    X’s Actions - Victim Impact Statement

    X left me totally broken and broke.

    X’s actions have had a huge impact on me not just financially but mentally and emotionally.

    I made X fully aware of my circumstances when I originally agreed to trust X with the majority of my compensation money

    I was in the process of trying to buy my Council house with my husband at the time. But my marriage was breaking down and I was reluctant to buy.

    X advised me not to go ahead with buying house as he would help me get divorced and put me in contact with his mortgage advisor.

    I was also out of work and he promised to employ me in his company to enable me to get a mortgage.

    He told me he owned a house and a flat and that he was a business owner.

    Very stupidly, I believed what he said and I trusted him.

    X knew that I was raped repeatedly as a child (CSE - Child Sexual Exploitation).

    X knew that following the publication of the Jay Report about the scale of child rape in Rotherham, I had convicted a number of my child rapists and that the money I had was compensation from what had happened to me.

    X blagged his way through reassuring me all the way that he would make sure by the following year I would have bought my Council house or be well on the way to buying my Council house

    X knew that all I wanted was to secure the purchase of my property for me to have somewhere secure for the rest of my life.

    Since realising it was all a scam to steal my money, I have not been able to deal with it. I have been re-exploited, this time as an adult.

    X’s actions have had a huge impact on my mental health.

    X left me totally broken and broke.

    Final Note

    If all of the funds raised are not required for legal action against the South Yorkshire business man, then any remaining funds will be used to help pay the legal costs when Atc is in the position of beng able to buy her Council house.

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    • Jo Hill1 year ago
      Jo Hill

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      1 year ago

      An article in this evening’s Rotherham Advertiser. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE TREMENDOUS SUPPORT SO FAR

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    • Jo Hill1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/atc-atc THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN SO GENEROUS Everyone’s contributions have meant that a Court Claim has now been submitted. The image shows page 2 of the form. The South Yorkshire business man should receive this from the Court within five days. He then has 14 days to respond. If he chooses to ignore this, then it is very unlikely to go well for him with the Court. NEXT UP Calling SYP to account for their failures.

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    • Jo Hill1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      THANK YOU from Atc I would really like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has contributed to the fundraiser. It has been overwhelming and I am extremely grateful to every individual that has taken the time to donate to and share the fundraiser. Since these dreadful things happened to me, I have been so worried to tell anyone about this whole situation. I feel like I’ve been abused all over again but as an adult it is much harder to accept. Atc Thursday 27th October 2022 https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/atc-atc

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    53

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 28, 2023

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 22, 2022

      £10.00

    • Solidarity

      Solidarity

      Nov 9, 2022

      In support for Justice

      £20.00

    • Ged Dempsey

      Ged Dempsey

      Nov 7, 2022

      Its time to flush these politicians, police & council officers to account for their negligence, lack of safeguarding & Coverups on an industrial scale.Get them in the dock

    • Keep fighting for justice

      Keep fighting for justice

      Nov 7, 2022

      We support you all the way

      £20.00

    • Mark Rivers

      Mark Rivers

      Nov 7, 2022

      I am appalled by the behaviour and practices of Rotherham Council and SYP, organisations & individuals that are Public Servants apparently in dereliction of their duty. Strength in your fight!

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      Nov 6, 2022

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