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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Abuse

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# Wales
Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s
Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.
# Minnesota
US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims
Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.
# Abuse
Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year
72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.
# Guilty
Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse
Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.
# Audience with the Pope
After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign
The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.
# Human Rights
'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State'
‘Instead of standing right beside me, the State has stood right in front of me and blocked me every way and it’s going to fight me all the way to Europe.’
# coercive control
'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children
The legislation gives extra support to survivors.
# Child Abuse
Clare teenager thought about killing his mother to end 'years of abuse' against him and siblings
The woman is to be sentenced next month.
# Galway
HSE apologises 'unreservedly' to women raped while they were children in foster care
“It’s not a life, I’m doing the prison sentence.”
# Racism
'Nothing changes, nothing gets done' - Ireland star shares new racist abuse
Cyrus Christie was also subject to racist taunting last November.
# Abuse
Trump declares April 'Sexual Assault Awareness' month
“Sexual assault crimes remain tragically common in our society,” said the US president.
# tusla
Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'
The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.
# Review
Zappone to commission review into 'complex' child abuse case
The case is believed to involve a number of children.
# telford
Solicitor says child sexual exploitation allegations in UK town 'tip of the iceberg'
Nazir Afzal – who has overseen similar high profile cases in the UK – said he knew “more would come out”.
# malachy finnegan
Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward
Clem Leneghan said he does not want his story to take the spotlight away from where it belongs.
# Abuse
Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'
“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”
# New Study
Boys account for a third of online abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors
A new study has been produced based on a review of over a million images and videos.
# Abuse
Michael Colgan denies allegations of bullying and harassment in Gate workplace report
A report has been published today.
# Child Abuse
11 people arrested in connection with suspected child exploitation released without charge
Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# Domestic Violence
Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners
Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.
# Longford
Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody
He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.
# medecins sans frontieres
Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year
A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.
# Sexual Abuse
Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter
The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.
# Galway
Teenage sex abuse victim felt 'used liked a puppet' by man who blackmailed her over two years
Alan Feehily was described as “pure evil” by his victim.
# Sexual Abuse
265 people have come forward as victims of USA Gymnastics doctor
Last week, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing girls.
# Delhi
27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India
The baby is currently recovering in hospital.
# tensions
Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper
One of the most chilling threats came from a doctor who said, “I hope I never see you in A&E.”
# Larry Nassar
Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'
Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing.
# Waterford
Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long'
The government has said it will launch an inquiry – but there is no start date as yet.
Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.
# Abuse
Three women accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape
The 60-year-old hip-hop legend denied the rape accusations, which date back to 1988.
# Courts
Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years
The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.
# New York
Met Opera suspends conductor James Levine following multiple sexual misconduct claims
Met officials said they were launching an investigation.
# Punishment
Chinese kindergarten teacher used needles to 'discipline' children for not sleeping
The case prompted Chinese authorities to call for an “immediate” investigation into all kindergartens across the country.
# Amnesty International
Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'
A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.
# Executive Council
Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians
The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.
# beverly hills
Actress sues Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape in 2016
The woman, who has remained anonymous, met with Weinstein to discuss a part in the TV series Marco Polo.
# Circle of Healing
'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals
The Association of Catholic Priests is launching therapy sessions for the mental wellbeing of priests.
# bodybuilding
Huge spike in steroid use despite side effects such as stunted growth and baldness
Gardaí believe about a dozen gyms in Dublin city centre and northside have been used as selling points.
# warning to friend
Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case
The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.