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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Defilement

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Teen (15) convicted of defiling his girlfriend (14) ordered to undergo supervision by Probation Service
He was 15 when he began his relationship with the 14-year-old girl.
Offaly man jailed for sexually abusing a teenager he met on social media
Ciaran McIntyre (24) denied ever meeting the girl.
Boy accused of defilement of another young boy opts for jury trial
The boy, now aged 15, faces two charges for engaging in oral and anal sex with a child under the age of 15.
Man (18) pleads guilty to rape of half-brother and defilement of half-sister over two-year period
The case was heard today at the Central Criminal Court.
Man jailed after having sex with girl (14) he met online
The man was arrested after the girl was found in a Dublin suburb and complained that she had been raped by him.
Man jailed for 6.5 years for sexual exploitation and defilement of child
The girl’s mother contacted gardaí after finding concerning messages on her laptop.
UK Lotto millionaire accused of defilement and rape of an underage Irish girl served with book of evidence
The British man was arrested in Dublin in July after he travelled to Ireland to speak to the teen’s mother about his relationship with her daughter.
Man jailed for defilement of 14-year-old girl after Wesley disco
Judge Melanie Greally praised the girl’s courage in coming forward at a young age for what she said was a “very difficult process”.
Court told Ennis teen will attempt to physically harm girl he defiled if released from custody
At Ennis Circuit Court, Sergeant John Casey said that he had “grave concerns” that the 19-year old male “poses a personal risk to the safety of the injured party”.
Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco
The man has pleaded guilty.
'The higher the profile and success of a member of society, the greater the fall'
Former sports journalist Tom Humphries has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for grooming and sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Column: Tom Humphries was afforded a trust that makes his crimes even more odious
Tom Humphries joins a string of other abusers who have eroded the simple innocence of growing up on a glorious field, writes club camogie player and news editor Sinéad O’Carroll.
Sentencing of Tom Humphries for sexual exploitation and defilement of a child is adjourned
The former Irish Times sports journalist pleaded guilty last March to six sexual offences.
Man sentenced for sex with teen "took advantage of the girl in quite a squalid manner"
The man, from Mayo, was 19 at the time while the girl was 16. A two-year sentence was imposed on the man today.
Teenage boy charged with defilement of 15-year-old girl set for July trial
The 17-year-old is one of five teenagers accused of having sex with the girl.
Man who was aged 15 when he abused child gets suspended sentence
The victim was aged ten or eleven at the time.
Man denied sex with 15-year-old until it was proven he was her baby's father
“It is the greatest mistake of my life. It is a great lesson to me because now I will go to prison,” he told investigators.
Man jailed for having sex with his underage step-sister when he was a teenager
Russell Ward (23) has been jailed for 18 months for carrying on the relationship which began when he was 16 and his step-sister was 12.
Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls
He will go on trial on 13 July.
Poll: Should Ireland lower the age of consent?
It’s reported this morning that the government will next week consider laws reducing the age from 17 to 16. Should it?