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#Child Sex Abuse

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Under-13s most vulnerable to sex assault by male family member
# Children
# Children

Under-13s most vulnerable to sex assault by male family member

Oct 9th 2013, 6:05 AM 9,207 Views 56 Comments

A report from the RCNI is published this morning and shows that the average age of perpetrators was 26.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Increase in calls to helpline for children who have been sexually abused
# Abuse
# Abuse

Increase in calls to helpline for children who have been sexually abused

Sep 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,801 Views 6 Comments

Sexual abuse service CARI says it has seen children as young as 8 with suicidal thoughts and mental health issues as a result of abuse.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Former Pope Benedict says he never tried to cover up child abuse
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

Former Pope Benedict says he never tried to cover up child abuse

Sep 24th 2013, 7:31 PM 10,033 Views 52 Comments

A long-distance dialogue between the former pope and a mathematician has provoked reaction around the world.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 20 September, 2013

Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams
# Child Porn
# Child Porn

Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams

Sep 20th 2013, 3:29 PM 16,084 Views 37 Comments

A British watchdog warned today that offenders are also forcing children to write degrading statements on their bodies and cut themselves.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 27 May, 2013

Australian cardinal 'absolutely sorry' for abuse cover-up
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Australian cardinal 'absolutely sorry' for abuse cover-up

May 27th 2013, 12:23 PM 6,276 Views 82 Comments

A fear of scandal and a greater concern for reputation led to the systemic cover-up, George Pell admitted.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 20 May, 2013

Catholic Church in Australia admits it has been slow to act on sex abuse
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

Catholic Church in Australia admits it has been slow to act on sex abuse

May 20th 2013, 2:30 PM 3,691 Views 20 Comments

Australia is holding a government inquiry into how child sex abuse was handled, amid claims that about 620 children were abused by the Catholic Church since the 1930s.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 10 May, 2013

Man charged with rape, child sexual grooming and trafficking offences in Armagh
# Abuse
# Abuse

Man charged with rape, child sexual grooming and trafficking offences in Armagh

May 10th 2013, 9:47 AM 9,801 Views 0 Comments

A 25-year-old man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with multiple sexual offences.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 22 April, 2013

Mother of sex abuse victim: 'There was no one to help us'
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

Mother of sex abuse victim: 'There was no one to help us'

Apr 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 190,578 Views 19 Comments

Jennifer’s* son had to wait nine months after reporting his abuse before a HSE therapist was assigned.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 15 April, 2013

HSE failing today's child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

HSE failing today's child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services

Apr 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,774 Views 17 Comments

HSE counselling services for children specifically exclude child sexual abuse as it is not considered a mental health issue.

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Australia launches national child sex abuse inquiry
# Australia
# Australia

Australia launches national child sex abuse inquiry

Apr 3rd 2013, 10:35 AM 7,612 Views 28 Comments

Gillard ordered the inquiry last year after a decade of growing pressure to investigate widespread allegations of paedophilia in schools and churches.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

The 1998 letter that warned police about Jimmy Savile
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

The 1998 letter that warned police about Jimmy Savile

Mar 12th 2013, 12:57 PM 24,645 Views 32 Comments

“The image that Jimmy Savile has tried to portray over the years is someone who is deeply concerned with his fellow man; however, the thrust of this is entirely the opposite.”

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 22 February, 2013

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 1 February, 2013

High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest

Feb 1st 2013, 6:00 PM 8,845 Views 0 Comments

Papers were lodged with the High Court late Wednesday.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library
# Dead Sea Scrolls
# Dead Sea Scrolls

Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library

Dec 20th 2012, 9:58 AM 5,722 Views 8 Comments

Only five conservators worldwide are authorized to handle the Dead Sea Scrolls, but now, everyone can view them.

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 10 December, 2012

Man in his 60s arrested in Savile probe
# Investigation
# Investigation

Man in his 60s arrested in Savile probe

Dec 10th 2012, 3:11 PM 9,289 Views 29 Comments

The man, who has not been identified, is the sixth person arrested as part of the Scotland Yard investigation into sexual abuse in the 1970s.

# child-sex-abuse - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Australia abuse inquiry: Church should not be scapegoated, says Church
# Australia
# Australia

Australia abuse inquiry: Church should not be scapegoated, says Church

Nov 13th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,930 Views 36 Comments

Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric has welcomed a probe into paedophilia in the church as a way of separating “fact from fiction”.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 19 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut

Oct 19th 2012, 7:59 PM 12,021 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 11 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken

Oct 11th 2012, 7:52 PM 7,249 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

HSE report recommends 'closer State monitoring' of dioceses
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

HSE report recommends 'closer State monitoring' of dioceses

Oct 11th 2012, 6:53 PM 3,123 Views 26 Comments

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

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 8 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Oct 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 12,122 Views 10 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

# child-sex-abuse - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Catholic Church in Australia admits to 620 child sex abuse cases
# Australia
# Australia

Catholic Church in Australia admits to 620 child sex abuse cases

Sep 22nd 2012, 11:37 AM 4,230 Views 41 Comments

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

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 7 September, 2012

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s

Sep 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 542 Views 75 Comments

Lisa McInerney asks why, if a senior member of the Catholic Church thought paedophilia was ‘crossing the line in friendship’, does the same Church think it can guide people on how to love and who to marry?

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took almost 12,000 calls last year
# Rape
# Rape

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took almost 12,000 calls last year

Sep 6th 2012, 9:33 AM 3,360 Views 27 Comments

The centre has also experienced an increase in the number of callers looking for help because of childhood sexual abuse.

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals

Sep 5th 2012, 3:08 PM 6,857 Views 53 Comments

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.

Diocese of Cork and Ross:  Delays "in some cases in informing the statutory authorities"
# Cork And Ross
# Cork And Ross

Diocese of Cork and Ross: Delays "in some cases in informing the statutory authorities"

Sep 5th 2012, 1:12 PM 2,449 Views 7 Comments

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the diocese of Cork and Ross.

Findings of child protection reviews published
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Findings of child protection reviews published

Sep 5th 2012, 11:31 AM 3,052 Views 34 Comments

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

# child-sex-abuse - Monday 23 July, 2012

Penn State fined $60m, hit with bowl and scholarship penalties for Sandusky scandal
# Penn State Scandal
From The42
# Penn State Scandal

Penn State fined $60m, hit with bowl and scholarship penalties for Sandusky scandal

Jul 23rd 2012, 3:35 PM 1,356 Views 3 Comments

The NCAA handed down the unprecedented penalties following an investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 22 June, 2012

First US church official convicted of a crime in relation to handling abuse
# Abuse
# Abuse

First US church official convicted of a crime in relation to handling abuse

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:20 PM 4,088 Views 21 Comments

Monsignor William Lynn is the first U.S. church official convicted of a crime for how he handled sex-abuse accusations.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 4 May, 2012

Brady never offered his resignation to the Vatican - Catholic Church
# Abuse
# Abuse

Brady never offered his resignation to the Vatican - Catholic Church

May 4th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,043 Views 27 Comments

A report in a newspaper today said the Vatican had turned down Cardinal Brady’s resignation in 2010 – but the Catholic Church says this never happened.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Abuse survivor: Without courage or integrity Cardinal Brady failed and it is unforgivable
# Cardinal Brady
# Cardinal Brady

Abuse survivor: Without courage or integrity Cardinal Brady failed and it is unforgivable

May 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 2,879 Views 33 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of One in Four also argues that Brady was following guidelines – in fact, he says there were clear processes enshrined in the church which he followed “to the letter”.

# child-sex-abuse - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Cardinal Brady says he had no power to stop Brendan Smyth
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cardinal Brady says he had no power to stop Brendan Smyth

May 2nd 2012, 2:49 PM 4,244 Views 92 Comments

However, he accepts that he was “part of an unhelpful culture of deference and silence in society, and the Church.”

# child-sex-abuse - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Fr Brian D'Arcy explains censure in emotional interview
# Brian D'Arcy
# Brian D'Arcy

Fr Brian D'Arcy explains censure in emotional interview

Apr 28th 2012, 5:06 PM 7,609 Views 58 Comments

The journalist and broadcaster had been criticised by the Vatican for his views on issues like child sex abuse and contraception.

# child-sex-abuse - Friday 27 April, 2012

Ombudsman: shift attention from ‘third party abuser’ to put children first
# Children
# Children

Ombudsman: shift attention from ‘third party abuser’ to put children first

Apr 27th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,568 Views 15 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children says the focus of the debate needs to move to abuse which takes place within the home.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 9 February, 2012

LA school in sex abuse scandal reopens - without any of the former staff
# America
# America

LA school in sex abuse scandal reopens - without any of the former staff

Feb 9th 2012, 5:33 PM 3,827 Views 15 Comments

The entire staff of the primary school – including teachers, the principal and canteen staff – were replaced after two former teachers were arrested on charges of abuse.

# child-sex-abuse - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Catholic Church in Belgium wants priest sex abusers to pay victims
# Belgium
# Belgium

Catholic Church in Belgium wants priest sex abusers to pay victims

Jan 12th 2012, 5:50 PM 2,488 Views 28 Comments

The church has said that priests who abused children will be required to pay damages to their victims.

# child-sex-abuse - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Publication of complete Cloyne Report expected Monday
# Cloyne Report
# Cloyne Report

Publication of complete Cloyne Report expected Monday

Dec 17th 2011, 1:25 PM 1,260 Views 4 Comments

Although the High Court ruled on the lifting of block on sections of Chapter 9 yesterday, the Government wants a few days to get support systems in place.

Up to 20,000 children sexually abused says Dutch Catholic inquiry
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Up to 20,000 children sexually abused says Dutch Catholic inquiry

Dec 17th 2011, 10:19 AM 2,392 Views 44 Comments

Survey estimates that ONE in TEN Dutch children suffered some form of abuse. That doubles to ONE in FIVE for those who spent time in Catholic institution.

# child-sex-abuse - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge

Dec 4th 2011, 1:46 PM 1,674 Views 0 Comments

Brendan Boland has called for an apology from Cardinal Sean Brady in the wake of settlement reached this week over the Bishop of Armagh’s handling of allegations of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth.