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#Child Abuse

# child-abuse - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

European Court of Human Rights to hear Cork woman's abuse case

Louise O’Keeffe claims that the State is liable for abuse she suffered at the hands of a school principal in Kinsale, Co Cork in the 1970s.

# child-abuse - Friday 15 February, 2013

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

# child-abuse - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Indian child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ – report

The report found that children who complain of sexual abuse are often dismissed or ignored by police and other officials.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

# child-abuse - Sunday 3 February, 2013

'Margaret died of her slave-related injuries': a Magdalene daughter shares her story

“Margaret was committed to industrial school in 1954. She was 2 yrs 4 mths old. She left 49 years later in a coffin.”

# child-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his administrative duties and court-ordered to release thousands of pages of confidential files on sexually abusive priests.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle case has 'filled the nation with revulsion' - Taoiseach

The release on bail, pending an appeal, of an elderly man who repeatedly raped his daughter when she was younger was raised at Leaders’ Questions.

# child-abuse - Monday 7 January, 2013

Stuart Hall pleads not guilty to indecent assault of young girls

The 83-year-old former BBC presenter was charged in December after allegations were made to police.

# child-abuse - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison?

Minister Alan Shatter is expected to introduce laws to increase monitoring of sex offenders, but should they be tagged after serving their sentence?

# child-abuse - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution

June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.

# child-abuse - Friday 7 December, 2012

German Catholic Church says 66 clergy accused of sex abuse

A new study says the clergy has been accused of 576 cases of sexual assault between 2000 and 2010.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

BBC commentator Stuart Hall charged with indecently assaulting children

The charges are that Hall indecently assaulted three girls between 1974 and 1984.

# child-abuse - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Facebook ordered to remove sex offender monitoring page

Facebook was given 72 hours to take down the original page which contained a photo and comments about a convicted sex offender.

# child-abuse - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Man arrested by police investigating Savile scandal

The man in his 60s was arrested in Bedfordshire this morning on suspicion of sexual offences.

# child-abuse - Monday 12 November, 2012

BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story BBC

BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story

An internal investigation at the BBC has found “basic” journalistic failures in a news report which wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse.

New York Times in spotlight as ex-BBC chief takes reins BBC

New York Times in spotlight as ex-BBC chief takes reins

Mark Thompson assumed his new role at The New York Times today amid questions about whether the crisis engulfing the BBC would spill over to the US news organisation.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Victims of child sex abuse wait 25 years to report abuse

New figures from the Rape Crisis Network found people who had been abused as children made up the majority of cases of people seeking counselling last year.

# child-abuse - Friday 2 November, 2012

Newspaper ad from 1838 lays bare how society viewed those in Magdalene Laundries

In announcing a “charity sermon,” it speaks of “numberless unhappy females whom it has reclaimed from vice by religious and moral instructions”.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Man charged in Belfast in relation to 1970s sex offences

The 88-year-old man is due to appear in court next Wednesday.

# child-abuse - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Gary Glitter released on bail

The former singer has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with child abuse allegations as part of investigations into Jimmy Savile.

# child-abuse - Friday 12 October, 2012

Police say they have 340 leads as scale of Savile inquiry grows

There will now be at least three separate investigations into the allegations against the Jim’ll Fix It presenter.

# child-abuse - Thursday 11 October, 2012

HSE report recommends 'closer State monitoring' of dioceses

The HSE’s Diocesan Audit Report of the safeguarding arrangements in the Catholic Diocese in Ireland was published this afternoon.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

One in Four calls for more treatment in the community for sex offenders

Executive director Maeve Lewis said there is a huge need because fewer than 5 per cent of sex offenders end up in prison.

# child-abuse - Sunday 30 September, 2012

A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry

One woman tells the story of her mother who was sent to a Laundry in Dublin at the age of 16 – and died there at the age of 51.

# child-abuse - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Catholic Church in Australia admits to 620 child sex abuse cases

The criminal offences were carried out mostly between the 1930s and 1980s, the Church in Victoria said.

# child-abuse - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks

The Bishop released a special message to the people of his diocese today.

# child-abuse - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Retired Irish priest faces abuse charges in Australian court

Finian Egan, 77, has been charged with indecently assaulting a girl on three occasions in the 1960s.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals

There was a higher incidence of abuse amongst those in religious orders and the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church of Ireland said this is worthy of further consideration.

The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children" Safeguarding This post contains images

The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the religious order of the Irish Province of Spiritans.

Findings of child protection reviews published

Four dioceses and three religious orders have been scrutinised as part of an all-island review.

# child-abuse - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Protests in Brussels over parole for paedophile serial killer's accomplice

Families of Marc Dutroux’s victims staging protest over freeing of Michelle Martin.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Column: We need a version of ‘Sarah’s Law’ to help protect children

Irish parents must be given access to controlled information on sex offenders in their area, writes independent TD Denis Naughten.

# child-abuse - Monday 30 July, 2012

Nearly half believe it acceptable to slap a child - survey Slapping This post contains a poll

Nearly half believe it acceptable to slap a child - survey

A Newstalk Nation survey finds that 49 per cent of people believe it is acceptable to slap a child under certain circumstances.

# child-abuse - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Russia: Girl, 5, found living in cowshed

Authorities believe the child has spend most of her life living with cows – saying she can neither speak nor eat with a knife and fork.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

TD says new law should give parents access to sex offender details

TD Denis Naughten who published the bill this week said Garda intelligence should be used to protect our children.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Sentence for mother in abuse case welcomed by support group

A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to 16-months for sexually assaulting and exploiting her four-year-old daughter.

# child-abuse - Monday 2 July, 2012

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?

The Catholic Communications Office says there’s “no concrete information” about a rumoured visit in 2013.

# child-abuse - Monday 25 June, 2012

# child-abuse - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Woman arrested after locking malnourished daughter, 10, in closet

US authorities say the 29-year-old woman faces charges of assault, child abuse and endangerment.

# child-abuse - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Former US football coach convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse Child Abuse This post contains videos

Former US football coach convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of child abuse.