Up to 90% of sexual aggressors are repeat offenders
Ustoo is a platform that helps survivors create reports online
By survivors, for survivors
Our database helps survivors by taking online reports and anonymously connecting those who share the same aggressor
When multiple survivors report the same abuser, they are more likely to have them held accountable for their actions.
The platform is private, secure and encrypted
Your identity is strictly anoynmous to other users
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How it works
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Your information will be securely saved in our servers. No one will be able to access it other than you and our team.
We do not share your information and keep reports strictly private and secure
You may submit a report anonymously
Skilled professionals developed this platform and support its’ continued development every day
This platform is designed to empower survivors emotionally and/or legally
We help you by expanding your support options
Our anonymous database motivates more survivors to report sexual abuse
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I create a sexual abuse/harassment report with UsToo?
Even if you don’t want to report a case of sexual abuse/harassment to anybody right now, by filling out a report with UsToo, you create a time stamped record for only you to keep.
This means, if you ever change your mind and decide to report this event in the future, you will already have stated the details while the event was fresh in your memory and this can help another survivor with the same perpetrator as you, in the event of a court case.
What type of abuse/harassment can I report to UsToo’s database?
We accept three types of aggressor reporting in our database. A. Sexual Assault reports B. Sexual Harassment reports C. Sexually Transmitted Infection by malicious or wrongful intent reports. Each of these violations are explained below:
A. ‘Sexual assault’ includes all unwanted sexual touch and contact especially involving one’s breasts, bottoms or genitals. It is common for survivors to feel confused or unsure about whether or not an assault/harassment was ‘bad enough’ to report or they might wonder if an assault was perhaps just a ‘terrible misunderstanding’ or ‘maybe I led them on and it was my fault’. At UsToo, no sexual assault or sexual harassment is too small or insignificant to report. We simply join you with others who have made similar reports about your shared aggressor. If no one else reported this aggressor to our database, then you will not get a match, that’s all. Some examples of sexual assault are detailed below:
- ‘I was at work and a colleague pat my buttock as I walked by’.
- ‘I woke up remembering not too much except for being carried by my aggressor. Then I vomited. Then all I remember is the aggressor’s fingers inside my body.’
- ‘When I was fifteen, my teacher/parent/sibling fondled my genitals and/or coerced me to fondle theirs’.
B. ‘Sexual harassment’ is defined in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 as ‘an unwelcome sexual advance’, ‘an unwelcome request for sexual favours’ or ‘other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature’, examples of sexual harassment are detailed below:
- Demanding hugs, invading personal space, unnecessary physical contact, derogatory language and comments toward women (or men, depending on the circumstances), sex-specific derogatory names, leering, displaying or circulating pornography, sexual pictures or cartoons (including online), sexual jokes, rough and vulgar humour related to gender, sexual or gender-related comment or conduct used to bully a person, propositions of physical intimacy, demanding dates or sexual favours, requiring an employee to dress in a sexualized or gender-specific way, threats to penalize a person who refuses to comply with a sexual advance.
C. Sexually transmitted infection by an infected person who knew they were infected with an STI by a medical report and failed to alert their sexual partner. This can be considered a crime in some cases. Common Sexually transmitted infections include: HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis, Herpes, HPV, Syphilis etc.
How does UsToo work?
Up to 90% of sexual abusers repeat their acts. UsToo operates a sexual abuse reporting database that unites survivors who share the SAME aggressor of sexual assault, sexual harassment or wrongful infection of a sexually transmitted disease. We aim to empower survivors of sexual abuse by giving them strength in numbers to support each other in holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.
Here are the steps that happen when you use the UsToo database:
A. A survivor anonymously submits a report about a Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, or Sexually transmitted disease by malicious or wrongful intent.
B. They receive a time stamped, PDF copy of their report. Now they can email it to the authority, professional or department that can best follow up with their report. Survivors can choose to discuss their report with an UsToo referred lawyer or therapist.
C. Our database searches for another survivor’s report that identified the SAME aggressor you did. We notify you when there is a match in our system.
D. When 2 or more matching aggressor reports are found in the UsToo database, we ask all the survivors to identify themselves to a UsToo professional.
Then we connect the survivors anonymously to each other via encrypted email messaging groups.
This way, survivors can discuss sending their reports to the same local authorities or professionals to support each other in holding a perpetrator accountable for their actions.
Are there any legal implications when I submit my report to the UsToo Database?
Yes, submitting a claim to our database comes with a few caveats.
UsToo is bound by the laws of the various jurisdictions in which we operate. Consequently, we may be bound by legally issued subpoenas and/or warrants to provide data contained within our database. That said, we do not keep a copy of your reports.
After someone submits a report, the other survivor(s) whom you matched up with can hire a lawyer who can then demand (by subpoena) that we send them the information that you have submitted so they can use it in court to support their claims against the aggressor.
There is also a possibility that you are ‘subpoenaed’ by a fellow survivor requiring your attendance in court to testify against the aggressor.
Under these circumstances, your attendance in court and testimony may be required. If you really don’t want to testify against your aggressor, you have the option to contest the subpoena, but for this you may need a lawyer.
The police may receive your email address and contact you as part of an investigation into the aggressor, you have the right not to give them any information if that is what you wish. Otherwise, you can cooperate with their investigation.
What if I just want to meet other survivors who share the same aggressor as I do, but I don’t want to take any legal action?
UsToo supports your decision to connect with other survivors even if you don’t want to take any legal action.
Will anyone else see my information besides for UsToo?
In short, no one’s identity will be disclosed by UsToo reporting except if this information is subpoenaed by a judge for criminal/court investigations or court proceedings or unless TUN asks a survivor to verify a survivor’s identity before teaming them up. To protect your privacy rights, our database does not keep a copy of your report. UsToo may use overall report data to connect survivors and to help us better understand the numbers of sexual assault or sexual harassment cases within a certain location, business or organization. Using this larger data, we may communicate the magnitude of these issues to the public, as well as to the companies/locations/businesses in affiliation to these reports who have the power to improve these conditions and help prevent more cases from reoccurring.
If I want to sue my aggressor for damages, do I have to first report them to the police and go through criminal court?
In cases of assault, a lawyer will usually recommend that you notify the police of the assault but this is still your choice and not strictly necessary. For the other reports not involving sexual assault, no police involvement is usually recommended by a lawyer. Not all sexual assault/abuse claims lead to criminal court proceedings, so suing an aggressor in civil court may be your next legal option.
What if I don’t know my aggressor’s name?
You may submit your form with UsToo even if you do not know your aggressor’s identity. In the future you may choose to be contacted by UsToo when we get statistical data by other survivors who submit the same location/business related to their sexual assault as yours. We plan for our database to match reports by other aggressor information you provide us with, such as phone number, social media name, dating app username, car license plate number and profile photo links you provide us with.