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# paedophilia - Monday 11 June, 2018

Mother and stepfather on trial in Germany after being charged with selling boy online for sex

The pair also stand accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography.

# paedophilia - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years

John O’Donoghue, aged 38, also distributed illegal images and movies via email.

# paedophilia - Friday 6 October, 2017

London teacher jailed after having sex with 15-year-old pupil

Alice McBrearty was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

# paedophilia - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court

Cardinal George Pell made the denials despite the fact no pleas were required to be entered on his first appearance in Australian court.

# paedophilia - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Kazakhstan to chemically castrate paedophiles

The move comes after a spike in child rapes.

# paedophilia - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children

The Vatican’s finance chief was based in the town at a time when dozens of children were being abused.

# paedophilia - Monday 29 February, 2016

Church 'mucked up' and dismissed paedophilia allegations, cardinal admits

Cardinal George Pell told an Australian commission into child sex abuse that the church made “enormous mistakes” in its handling of complaints.

# paedophilia - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

# paedophilia - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

This self-confessed, non-offending paedophile says society needs to accept him

American Todd Nickerson claims that the key to helping him, and others like him, is understanding not condemnation.

# paedophilia - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Ted Heath a paedophile? Not until he's proven guilty

The former British prime minister has a right to his presumed innocence.

# paedophilia - Friday 10 July, 2015

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation

A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.

# paedophilia - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

10 Spanish priests charged in child sex abuse case after Pope steps in

The case regards allegations made by a former altar boy.

# paedophilia - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'

A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.

# paedophilia - Thursday 18 December, 2014

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.

# paedophilia - Friday 12 December, 2014

Catholic Church body in Australia links celibacy to abuse

It has recommended that clergy be given “psychosexual” training.

# paedophilia - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Pornography is no longer the biggest online worry for parents

A new survey has found that three in ten parents don’t monitor their children’s online activities.

# paedophilia - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop on health grounds

Three years ago William Lee apologised for not withdrawing a priest accused of sexual abuse from ministry immediately.

# paedophilia - Friday 20 September, 2013

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.

# paedophilia - Monday 16 September, 2013

Leader of Green Party in Germany regrets 1980s 'paedophile pamphlet'

The party supported the legalisation of sexual acts between children and adults.

# paedophilia - Monday 20 May, 2013

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

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.

# paedophilia - Monday 13 May, 2013

Accused changes plea and admits murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp

Stuart Hazell dramatically changed his plea on the fifth day of his trial at the Old Bailey in London.

# paedophilia - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Australia launches national child sex abuse inquiry

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

# paedophilia - Sunday 24 March, 2013

It was different in the 1970s and Robbie Keane: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

It was different in the 1970s and Robbie Keane: The week in quotes

“There’s this message that they come out with, that individuals must take responsibility for their own drinking – I just don’t buy that.”

# paedophilia - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

# paedophilia - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Russia's Nabokov museum target of 'paedophile' graffiti

Earlier this month the museum had received letters accusing it of spreading paedophile propaganda.

# paedophilia - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Freddie Starr arrested by police investigating Jimmy Savile case - reports

London Metropolitan Police arrested a man in his 60s earlier this evening on suspicion of sexual offences connected to the Savile investigation.

# paedophilia - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Gary Glitter released on bail

The former singer has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with child abuse allegations as part of investigations into Jimmy Savile.

# paedophilia - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Column: We need a version of ‘Sarah’s Law’ to help protect children

Irish parents must be given access to controlled information on sex offenders in their area, writes independent TD Denis Naughten.

# paedophilia - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Column: Being held to accountability is not persecution, Cardinal Brady

One’s civic duties are not the same as one’s self-imposed religious obligations, writes columnist Lisa McInerney – nor are they superseded by them.

# paedophilia - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Greece classes paedophilia as a 'disability'

The expansion of the list of state-recognised disability categories to include paedophiles, kleptomaniacs and sadomasochists has concerned disability groups in Greece.

# paedophilia - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Poll: Should priests be exempted from mandatory crime reporting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should priests be exempted from mandatory crime reporting?

The government is to make it a crime for priests not to report a crime if it’s confessed to them. What do you think?

New row between Church and State over ‘privileged’ confessions

Frances Fitzgerald says the ‘privilege’ of confession will not exempt a priest from new duties reporting child abuse.

# paedophilia - Friday 15 July, 2011

Minister for Children publishes new child protection guidelines

The new guidelines will seek to ensure that the “evils” revealed in this week’s Cloyne Report will never be repeated, said Frances Fitzgerald.

# paedophilia - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Cloyne clerical abuse report to be published this month

Lengthy saga of legalese to come to an end after Cabinet sees report on 12 July says Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# paedophilia - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Norris labels resurfacing of Magill article as ‘smear’ on election campaign

The presidential hopeful says a 2002 article from Magill Magazine took a historical conversation out of context.

Poll: Do you think Norris' comments about sexuality will damage his presidential bid? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Norris' comments about sexuality will damage his presidential bid?

Senator David Norris is under fire for comments he made in a 2002 interview about sexuality and paedophilia. Do you think the controversy will derail his bid for the Aras?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Air Accident Unit investigates incident in which a Ryanair plane plunged into a nose-dive; David Norris says quotes on paedophilia are “misleading” and Pippa Middleton to get a US TV Show.

# paedophilia - Thursday 19 May, 2011

"Causes" of clerical child abuse in US revealed by new report

Catholic Church-funded study claims priest celibacy rules did not contribute to sexual attacks on minors – but instead blames increase in “deviant” social behaviours such as drug-taking, divorce and pre-marital sex.

# paedophilia - Monday 25 April, 2011

Remains of paedophile priest Smyth to be removed so that land can be sold

The sale of the Co Cavan plot of land in which Brendan Smyth is buried can’t be finalised until he is removed from it.

# paedophilia - Thursday 7 April, 2011

US author of paedophile guide gets two years' probation

Phillip Greaves caused controversy last year when he published his guide as an e-book on Amazon and it made it into the top 100 bestsellers.

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