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Digital copy of Witness 136's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted].
April 16th 2012 - August 9th 2012
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Application Form Personal details: Includes name, address and place and date of birth. Details of care: Mentions placement at Haut de la Garenne circa 1965 to 1978, and Norcott Villa Foster Home [Norcott Villa Family Group Home]. Lists other children in care who were her friends and associates when in care. Abuse alleged to have taken place: Details sexual abuse by Henry [Frank] Fleming. Refers to unknown witnesses as whoever reported the abuse to the Police. Complaints of abuse: Recalls being questioned by two male police officers in the presence of Haut de la Garenne Superintendent Jim Tompson [Thomson], in Jim Tompson [Thomson's] office. Recalls constantly being made to feel as though she had done something wrong. Refers to statements recorded by Police at the time. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed by Witness 136 on 16 July 2012. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records signed by Witness 136 on 16 April 2012. Names Dr Overton of David Place and Dr Faiz of the General Hospital. Contains account provided by Witness 136 in reference to her application to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme. Details sexual abuse by Henry [Frank] Flemming [Fleming] whilst Witness 136 was resident at Haut de la Garenne. Details later questioning in the Superintendent's Office by Haut de la Garenne Superintendent Jim Thompson [Thomson], and two male police officers. Recalls being made to feel as though she were at fault. Recalls the lack of sympathy offered to Witness 136 following the abuse. Refers to her placement in detention for six weeks following being questioned about the abuse, before being sent [elsewhere]. Feels as though she was being punished for being abused. Describes Haut de la Garenne as her home, having been placed there with her brothers by the courts due to her parents' alcoholism. Refers to placement at an Approved School. Refers to the Welfare Department in Seal [Seale] Street, and being approached by a uniformed Police Officer who told her she had a right to know that [Henry Frank] Flemming [Fleming] had been released from prison. Comments that she had not been aware he was ever in prison. Details return from her Approved School, and living at a shelter. Recalls finding [Henry Frank] Flemming [Fleming] in the shelter, and almost committting suicide as a result. Refers to her time in hospital. Refers to her happy marriage, but mentions nightmares about her abuse. Comments that her husband is very understanding about the consequences of her being abused as a child.
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