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#Rape

# rape - Friday 11 September, 2020

Pakistani police chief faces backlash for suggesting rape victim should have been accompanied by a man

The controversy started after a woman was allegedly gang raped in Lahore.

# rape - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

# rape - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape

The actor has already been charged with groping three women.

# rape - Friday 7 August, 2020

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets

Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.

# rape - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report

The review was instituted by the previous minister for justice Charlie Flanagan following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

# rape - Friday 31 July, 2020

Man who raped sleeping woman during house party jailed for five years

Brian Byrne went on trial in Dublin in November last year.

# rape - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown

The family of the woman said they will “never forget how that man single-handedly destroyed our mam’s life”.

# rape - Monday 27 July, 2020

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws

Simon Harris will meet with the National Women’s Council’s advisory committee on ending sexual violence later today.

# rape - Monday 20 July, 2020

98% increase in people contacting rape crisis centres for support during pandemic

More than 4,400 contacts were made to six centres from March to June.

# rape - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Teen accused of rape in south Dublin suburb

The defendant was 16 when the alleged incident happened.

Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout

A lawyer who represents some of the women described the payment as “a complete sellout”.

# rape - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Serial rapist in UK went on sex attack spree after major probation failings, report finds

Joseph McCann was jailed last year for a string of assaults.

# rape - Friday 19 June, 2020

Man jailed for 6.5 years for raping sleeping woman

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said the offence was aggravated by the great harm it has caused and the fact the woman was raped while she was asleep.

# rape - Thursday 18 June, 2020

That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women

He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.

# rape - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case

The victims have questioned whether the fact that they are Travellers was a factor.

# rape - Monday 15 June, 2020

Rapist (75) who abused sister and his seven daughters over 23-year period jailed for 20 years

From 1977 to 2000, James O’Reilly (75) subjected the young girls to “horrific” sexual abuse.

# rape - Monday 11 May, 2020

Teenage boy charged with rape at Dublin housing estate two years ago

The boy has not indicated how he will plead.

# rape - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Court overturns Dublin man's conviction for rape of his heavily-pregnant partner

The man was found guilty of two counts of rape following a three-week trial in 2017.

# rape - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Harvey Weinstein charged with sexually assaulting a third woman in LA case

The disgraced Hollywood producer is already in prison in New York after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

# rape - Monday 6 April, 2020

Singer Duffy reveals 'dark story' of rape ordeal to 'help others who have suffered'

The singer said she was drugged at a restaurant on her birthday before being held captive in her own home and taken to a foreign country.

# rape - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Supreme Court restores 10-year sentence imposed on man who raped wife

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the alteration of the original sentence by the Court of Appeal “did not accord with law”.

# rape - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days

The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.

Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault

The disgraced film producer faces a maximum of 29 years in prison.

# rape - Monday 24 February, 2020

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

# rape - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

# rape - Friday 21 February, 2020

PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed

The leaflets were distributed in north Belfast earlier this week.

Woman released after arrest over 'threats to kill' made at conclusion of rape trial

The woman was arrested yesterday and questioned at a garda station in Leitrim.

# rape - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl

The boy appeared at Dublin Children’s Court today charged with sexual abuse offences which allegedly occurred when he was aged 12 and 13.

# rape - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Jury to begin deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial

The movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him.

# rape - Monday 17 February, 2020

Victim verbally abused in courtroom after two Leitrim men jailed for seven years for rape

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life, knowing that they chose to do this to me,” the victim said in an impact statement.

# rape - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Rapist returned to prison after breaching suspended sentence terms by committing burglaries

He received a 12-year sentence with the three final years suspended in 2012.

# rape - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told

Weinstein (67) faces life in prison if convicted of predatory sexual assault charges.

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

# rape - Monday 20 January, 2020

Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago

The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.

# rape - Friday 17 January, 2020

British teen found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus launches appeal against conviction

The 19-year-old woman returned to the UK last week.

# rape - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

British teenager convicted of lying over Cyprus rape returns to UK vowing to clear her name

The 19-year-old woman was handed a four-month jail term, suspended for three years.

# rape - Monday 6 January, 2020

UK’s most prolific serial rapist, who preyed on drunk men, jailed for life

Reynhard Sinaga went hunting for young revellers and posed as a Good Samaritan to lure them back to his apartment in Manchester city centre.

# rape - Sunday 29 December, 2019

What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women'

In 1979, when the DRCC was founded, it wasn’t a crime for a man to rape his wife.

Murder, rape and drug offences: Over 1,100 Irish citizens arrested by Met Police this year

A total of 152 Irish people were arrested by Met Police for common assault.

# rape - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’

Ciara said she has received messages from other victims who are afraid to talk about their abuse.

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