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# child sexual abuse

This year
# Child Protection
Tusla didn't contact man over child abuse claim for 8 years as 'no worker was available'
Fourteen men came forward this week to allege they were abused by a now deceased teacher and guidance counsellor at the school.
Last year
# Central Criminal Court
Remorseless ‘persistent child sex abuser' who offended over almost three decades is jailed for 13 years
The 71-year-old man first sexually abused his own daughter, then a babysitter and finally his stepdaughter, between 1979 and 2007.
# Matthew Coward
Swimming coach charged with sexual exploitation of children and making child abuse images
Matthew Coward faces three counts of sexual exploitation of three girls and seven charges for the production of child sexual abuse images.
# Brussels
EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.
# Courts
Man jailed for nine months for sexually abusing three children while they slept in their beds
Iosach O Riain (62) pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl in her family home in Dublin.
All time
# Courts
Father of girl raped by teenage cousin criticises 'chronic' underfunding of child sexual abuse services
The girl’s father was speaking at the sentencing of his 16 year-old nephew.
# cyber crime bureau
Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain
At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.
# paedophelia
79% of child sexual abuse images featured children under 12
There was an “unprecedented increase” in disguised websites solely dedicated to distribute child sexual abuse imagery.
# Courts
'Truly dreadful': Dublin man (20) jailed for possession of graphic child abuse images
Over 5,000 images and 328 videos were found on the man’s computer during a Garda raid of his Dublin home.
# fight for justice
Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years
Alleged victim claims she was told gardai ‘forgot’ to send file to DPP.
# Courts
Former youth worker who pretended child pornography images were of him gets suspended sentence
He pretended to be a 15-year-old boy online and shared the images pretending them were of himself.
# Inquiry
'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government
An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.
# London
"Devious and calculating predatory paedophile" gets 17-year sentence for rape of boy
Paul Blaikie, 38, had five years added to his jail term for being a “dangerous and manipulative individual” who poses a risk to children.
# john wolf
Upscale New York dentist accused of having child pornography and meth, bragging about bestiality
Dr John Wolf was also allegedly recorded saying he deliberately tries to infect sexual partners with HIV.
# robert lee moore
US Secret Service officer accused of sexting girl he thought was 14, while on duty in the White House
Robert Lee Moore sent a series of explicit and graphic messages and photos to two undercover federal agents.
# sextortion
Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys
Patrick Killen would “beg, bribe and cajole the unsuspecting boys to send him sexually explicit pictures,” then share them with others online.
# Bristol
'Evil beyond understanding' - British men jailed for live-streaming rape of young children
“Their callousness beggars belief,” said one investigator.
# Clerical Abuse
Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl
The priest repeatedly molested the girl from the time she was five.
# child sexual abuse
Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty
He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago
# Child Abuse
Violent sex offender jailed over the 'most horrendous abuse' of three girls
His offences took place between 1996 and 2002 and were described today as some of the most serious investigated by the Public Prosecution Branch.
# international bust
Police warn parents after 41 arrested in global child sexual abuse probe
Canadian police said the case spanned 17 countries.
# Operation Yewtree
Prosecutors examine new set of sex abuse allegations against Rolf Harris
The 85-year-old is already serving a five year jail term for sexually assaulting several girls.
IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim
There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.
# Jailed
TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys
Police said he plied the boys with alcohol on school trips when he was a teacher.
# child sexual abuse
Suspended sentence for man who raped wife's teenage sister 'too lenient'
The man raped his teenage sister-in-law while she was babysitting.
# operation midland
UK police: We believe witness who says an MP murdered a boy during an "abuse party"
Police say it is “credible” that members of a ‘VIP paedophile ring’ murdered three boys between 1975 and 1984.
# Investigation
Catholic Church body in Australia links celibacy to abuse
It has recommended that clergy be given “psychosexual” training.
# language in the law
Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse
“It’s time to get tough with these people.”
# Maíria Cahill case
Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'
Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.
Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words
Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.
# abuse claims
Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams must tell us where child abusers were moved
The Taoiseach said the Sinn Féin leader was “somebody who knows quite a lot about the IRA movement.”
Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse?
Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.
# child sexual abuse
Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl
He did some horrendous things with what he thought was a nine-year-old girl.
# Abuse
Louise O'Keeffe accuses State of 'taking advantage' of abuse survivors
“We’ve been abused, pure and simple. It beggars belief that the Government cannot own up to that.”
Column: Pope Francis is considering the needs of survivors of clerical child sexual abuse
As yet, the Papal Commission initiative is quite short on details; I see opportunity and hope in this ‘space’ but it will take courage to enter it from both sides, writes Mark Vincent Healy.
# Terre des Hommes
Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting
Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.
Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system
Survivors of child sexual abuse seeking justice are not met with understanding or sympathy in Irish courts – rather they are attacked, derided and denied psychological support. This cannot be viewed as justice, writes Mark Vincent Healy.
Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured
To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.
# child sexual abuse
New Murphy Report information details abuse by Fr Patrick McCabe
Previously redacted information has now been made public, and details allegations of abuse made against the priest.