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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Paedophiles

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# Catholic Church
Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report
The document details the cases of 85 priests convicted of paedophilia.
# Vigilante
'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.
# Online Crime
Measures to trap suspected paedophiles among far-reaching powers in new Dutch cybercrime bill
Police had previously used fake teens to trap potential paedophiles.
# Indonesia
Indonesia parliament passes chemical castration laws for convicted paedophiles
The controversial laws were the subject of fierce debate, with two opposition parties voting against the measures.
# Child Abuse
Kazakhstan to chemically castrate paedophiles
The move comes after a spike in child rapes.
# Child Pornography
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.
# Punishment
Indonesia to begin chemically castrating convicted paedophiles
It would be carried out by injecting paedophiles with female hormones.
# Cloyne
Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as 'family favour'
A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.
# Grooming
Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation
A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.
# Grooming
'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'
Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.
# Sex Offenders
'It's likely some of the 400 convicted rapists and paedophiles missing in the UK are in Ireland'
The BBC are reporting that some sex offenders have been missing for over a decade.
# child porn
Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams
A British watchdog warned today that offenders are also forcing children to write degrading statements on their bodies and cut themselves.
# Paedophiles
Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life
The men were found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls for sex.
# Netherlands
Dutch court overturns paedophile association ban
The group, Martijn, argues for society’s acceptance of consensual sex between children an adults – but a court has overturned a ruling banning it.
# Belgium
Catholic Church in Belgium wants priest sex abusers to pay victims
The church has said that priests who abused children will be required to pay damages to their victims.
# Catholic Church
Donegal bishops made "significant" errors dealing with child sex abuse
The Catholic Bishop of Raphoe in Donegal described the abuse committed against children as “horrific” and said that there had been “very poor judgements and mistakes made”.
# Cyber Safety
Concerns raised over child safety and privacy online
A study commissioned by the ISPCC found that one-third of primary school children did not know how to keep their social network account private, while one in six secondary students had met someone in person after meeting them online.
# Madeleine
Madeleine: Who could have taken her?
Four years on from Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, a chilling picture of police incompetence and paedophile activity in the Algarve emerges in a new book by her mother.
# Belgium
Seventy people to take Vatican and Belgian church officials to court over abuse claims
The group claim that the organisations did not protect them from paedophile priests.
# Paedophiles
184 suspected child sex offenders arrested in international investigation
Thirteen countries were involved in major Europol operation to uncover a massive internet paedophile ring.