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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Grooming

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Man, 26, accused of sexual exploitation and online grooming of boy
The man is accused of using Instagram to sexually exploit and groom the boy.
Grooming victim hopes more victims will speak out after attacker’s sentence is increased
Anthony Smith was told today he would spend three years behind bars for sexual assault and sexual exploitation.
'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks
A new initiative will be piloted at two locations to intervene in situations where children are being drawn into criminality by adults.
'Their actions could be detrimental': Paedophile hunters warned not to post suspects' details online
To date, no prosecutions have been secured in Northern Ireland using evidence passed to them from a vigilante group.
RTÉ sports producer pleads guilty to sex offences in Leeds court
Kieran Creaven was suspended by the broadcaster following his arrest.
'There's only one police force in Ireland': Top garda slams online vigilante groups
Earlier this year two separate men were confronted after being wrongly identified as a convicted paedophile.
RTÉ producer charged with child sex offences to return to Dublin on bail
Kieran Creaven, 55, faces charges of grooming and attempting to have sex with an underage girl.
'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.
'I could not abandon him': Journalist explains why he wrote reference for Tom Humphries
Humphries groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.
London teacher jailed after having sex with 15-year-old pupil
Alice McBrearty was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
Tom Humphries hears how victim 'blocked out childhood memories' to 'block out all the abuse'
The former sports journalist will be sentenced in three weeks time after a hearing yesterday.
71-year-old jailed for six years for grooming and sexually abusing teenage nephew
The judge said the sentence would have been considerably higher if it were not for the man’s advanced age.
Romeo and Juliet laws could be introduced in Ireland
The law would prevent a sexual act that occurred between individuals who are just a couple of years apart in age being considered a criminal offence.
This soothing pet grooming Instagram account is a must for any dog enthusiast
Just leave us alone with this account for the day.
Group of 10 jailed for more than 125 years for sexual offences against girls
The 10 men were convicted of child abuse offences in February.
Court hears details of how Adam Johnson met with underage girl for 'thank you kiss and more'
The jury watched a video recording of the girl’s police interview during the ex-Premier League footballer’s trial today.
Man jailed after pretending to be a girl online so he could have sex with teen
He told her he was a teenage girl called ‘Julie’ after meeting her on the website
Dublin man convicted of using fake social media profile to convince young girl to have sex
The 26-year-old set up a profile as a 13-year-old girl called “Julie” and later introduced himself as Julie’s brother.
Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation
A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.
Child rapist moved to UK after gardaí saw a video of him raping 11-year-old girl
Michael Smith went on to commit further offences in England.
'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'
Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.
Man tries to meet 14-year-old girl after online chat, is greeted by vigilante group instead
The man was later arrested after he reported the assault by the men to police.
Premier League footballer charged with 3 offences of sexual activity with 15-year-old girl
England international Adam Johnson appeared to answer bail today following his arrest back in March.
Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'
Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.
Caring cat just wants this little girl to be squeaky clean
This cat is serious about grooming.
16 things only people who work from home will understand
Freelancer? Jobseeker? Stay-at-home parent? We’re talking to you.
Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life
The men were found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls for sex.
The burning question*: Do you brush your hair?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
VIDEO: How do you shave in outer space?
Your guide to extra-terrestrial grooming, with Commander Chris Hadfield.
The latest male must-have: the moustache implant
Around 250 clinics in Istanbul alone are vying for clients who want a more virile, bewhiskered look in Turkey.
A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving
International survey shows that up to 20 per cent admit to having changed their clothes while behind the wheel.
'Why wasn't he stopped?' asks abuse victim of school caretaker
Derek Mulligan has demanded answers from the Donegal school where he was molested by employee Michael Ferry.
Nursery worker (20) admits raping a toddler in Birmingham
A teenage girl groomed by Paul Wilson contacted police, which led them to his crimes. He’s pleaded guilty to a total of 47 charges including rape and making indecent images.