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#Child Sex Abuse

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Former RTÉ producer charged with 17 child sex offences sent for trial

Creaven has not yet indicated how he will plead.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

UK Catholic Church leader says he won't resign over report into child sex abuse allegations

It found Cardinal Nichols “seemingly put the reputation of the church” above his duty to sex assault victims.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Pope tweets of 'unjust sentence' as Cardinal George Pell has child sex abuse conviction quashed

Cardinal George Pell was released from prison today.

# child-sex-abuse - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent

The woman believed she had deleted the video, but it had saved automatically to her phone.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 14 October, 2019

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

Father-of-five jailed for 18 months after being sent two child sexual abuse videos

He had plead guilty to two charges of knowingly possessing child pornography on 31 October 2018.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 16 August, 2019

Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison

The former sports journalist was jailed for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

From The42 Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse Damning

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse

An independent report found that the club’s former chief scout was able to operate ‘unchallenged’, abusing boys in the 1970s.

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Cardinal Pell told he 'may not live to be released' as he's sentenced to six years in jail

Pell was found guilty of assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Manchester City launch redress scheme for survivors of historic child sex abuse at club

Convicted paedophile Barry Bennell was a former youth team coach at Man City.

# child-sex-abuse - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?

The summit heard that the canon law protection of ‘pontifical secret’ had been applied to numerous clerical abuse cases. Bizarrely, it was suggested that this practice should not continue – indicating that it is ongoing. writes Shane Dunphy.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 21 September, 2018

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal

An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 31 August, 2018

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119

A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed since 1960.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 30 July, 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian archbishop found guilty of abuse cover-up

When sentencing, the magistrate in Australia said Philip Wilson showed “no remorse or contrition”.

# child-sex-abuse - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'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.’

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles

Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'Untrained' investigators: Garda approach in child sex abuse cases criticised

Chief Inspector Mark Toland said that “child sexual abuse is one of the most serious types of crime” that Gardaí deal with.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The42 'Devil incarnate' football coach Barry Bennell sentenced to 30 years for child sex abuse Guilty

'Devil incarnate' football coach Barry Bennell sentenced to 30 years for child sex abuse

The 64-year-old was found guilty on 50 counts.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 26 January, 2018

Dublin man who used Snapchat and Skype to exploit young girls jailed for 9.5 years

The final two years were suspended by the judge.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10

After a landmark, two-year investigation, police said he would have been questioned if he were still alive.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Commissioner orders review of sex abuse victim's claims that gardai 'forgot to send file to the DPP' Exclusive has been highlighting the woman’s case, which was shelved by gardai for 11 years.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years Exclusive

Alleged victim claims she was told gardai ‘forgot’ to send file to DPP.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Church of England admits it 'colluded and concealed' sex abuse claims against a bishop

The Archbishop of Canterbury offered an unreserved apology to victims today.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 1 June, 2017

New website will show clues from child sex abuse cases to help track down paedophiles

Europol has shared 20 images of mundane objects that could help track down the perpetrators of child sex abuse.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 19 May, 2017

Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial

He will attend the trial at Southwark crown court from next week.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse

Arrests were made across Europe and Latin America.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the courage of those who report the crime must be rewarded.

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 10 February, 2017

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said revelations that such an error was made were “quite frankly disgusting and vile”.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

From The42 FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations up to 2005 Allegations

FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations up to 2005

Clive Sheldon QC has been appointed to replace Kate Gallafent in leading the investigation.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Man forced stepdaughter to wear dog collar as he carried out abuse, court hears

George Crombie told his victim there would be “murder in this flat” if she told her mother about the abuse.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Convicted child rapist Patrick O'Brien has been sentenced to 13 years in prison

The former lay worker at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin had pleaded guilty to a number of charges.

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Man caught with 25 videos and 80 photos of child sex abuse avoids jail

Delay in arrest and charge of man caught with child abuse imagery because of the backlog in the garda computer crimes unit.

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise

Cyber crime investigators have also noticed a rise in so-called “revenge porn”.

# child-sex-abuse - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pope approves new measures to fire bishops who mishandled child sexual abuse cases

Francis said a bishop can be removed if his actions or omissions cause “grave harm,” either physical, moral, spiritual or financial, to individuals or communities.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Abuse victims too sensitive? Get a grip, Stephen Fry

The actor’s advice to child sex abuse victims deserves condemnation, writes Megan Nolan.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 18 March, 2016

Police officer from sexual offences squad charged with child sex abuse

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that DC Maitland is currently suspended from duty.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Former law lecturer who fled to Ireland after child pornography trial extradited back to Britain

The man was found guilty of possession of indecent images of a child last year.

# child-sex-abuse - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Gardaí receive FBI training on how to combat online child abuse

Officers from the PSNI also took part in the training course in Dublin this week.

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