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# Rape

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Court
Schoolgirl raped in Kerry by two teenagers developed eating disorder after attack, court hears
The attack in the early hours of the night of July 26, 2020 in an isolated area near a Co Kerry town.
# Central Criminal Court
Woman allegedly raped by three men in car park tells trial she didn't think she'd 'have to shout no'
The offences are alleged to have occurred on 20 December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
This month
March 2023
# Central Criminal Court
Woman allegedly raped by three men in car park tells trial she believed she was 'going for a drive'
The woman said she was clear from the outset that she had been raped but was in shock.
# Court
Woman tells jury she was in shock after alleged gang rape in hotel car park
The offences are alleged to have occurred in December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
# debunked
Debunked: It's untrue that over 20 migrants were jailed for sex offences in six weeks in Ireland
A video circulating on social media makes the claim.
Last month
February 2023
# Meath
Man (40) jailed for raping acquaintance while she slept after night out
The court heard the man’s legal team followed the woman on social media after she complained to Gardaí.
# Court of Appeal
Child rapist who led 'double life' has sentence increased by two years
The DPP held the view that the sentencing judge erred when handing down the earlier sentence for 72 counts of rape and sexual assault.
# met police
Victims of serial rapist David Carrick say he was 'a beast' and 'evil'
The 48-year-old was handed 36 life sentences and will serve a minimum term of 32 years.
# Assault
Footballer Mason Greenwood ‘relieved’ after attempted rape and assault charges dropped
Greenwood had been due to stand trial in November 2023.
This year
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Rape Crisis Network calls for independent authority on domestic, sexual, gender based violence
This post would independently monitor and scrutinise the coordination and implementation of policy and practice.
# Courts
Man who repeatedly raped woman he met on dating website jailed for nine years
The judge said Bajo Ziflai had shown no remorse or acknowledged the harm he caused to the woman on the night in question.
# andrew tate
Romanian authorities extend detention of controversial influencer Andrew Tate
The controversial influencer is under investigation for alleged human trafficking and rape.
# Los Angeles
Adult film star Ron Jeremy found unable to stand trial for rape
Jeremy became recognisable through reality shows, public appearances and music videos.
Last year
# Cork
Man charged with rape of 21-year-old woman who was found hypothermic in derelict house
The 39-year-old man appeared before a special sitting of Bandon District Court in west Cork yesterday.
# Los Angeles
Prosecution rests case at Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial
Weinstein is two years into a 23-year sentence for his conviction in New York.
# New York
Filmmaker Paul Haggis ordered to pay $7.5 million in rape case
The jury in New York heard three weeks of testimony.
# Courts
Three men jailed over gang rape of vulnerable woman at Dollymount Strand in 2016
The Judge noted the men subjected the victim to “degradation of a high degree” when they each raped the woman.
# paul haggis
Filmmaker Paul Haggis testifies in rape lawsuit against him
He began what could be days of testimony by focusing on his years-long clash with the Church of Scientology.
Rape crisis centres: Increase in helpline calls compared with pre-pandemic years
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s rape crisis statistics 2021 report.
# Annual Report
Over 7,000 people contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the first time in 2021
The line was at its busiest in September and November.
# India
Police arrest six men accused of gang-raping and murdering two teen sisters in India
An autopsy report confirmed sexual assault and asphyxiation as the cause of death.
# on trial
Woman ‘woke to find Benjamin Mendy on top of her’, court told
The Manchester City defender denies the rape, in the early hours of 24 July, 2021.
# Trial
‘Predator’ Benjamin Mendy turned pursuit of women for sex into game, court told
The Manchester City footballer’s trial began at Chester Crown Court today.
# Abuse
Woman who accused Premier League star of rape has received abuse, UK police say
Barnet Police, part of London’s Metropolitan Police, said it was “alarmed” that the woman had been targeted.
# character references
Experts call for 'careful consideration' of proposals to cross-examine references in rape trials
A proposed law would give prosecutors powers to cross-examine character references.
Legal experts say that cross-examining character references could have wider implications for Ireland's courts system.
The Government has indicated that it may consider the issue over the next year, Stephen McDermott writes.
# Court
Sligo man jailed for nine years for raping a woman he had just met on Tinder
After gardaí were alerted, they told the woman to hang a towel on a balcony to identify which apartment she was in.
# Investigation
Tory MP accused of rape released on bail
Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the unnamed MP in his 50s to stay away from Parliament.
# Investigation
Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape
The unnamed Conservative has been urged not to attend Parliament while under investigation.
# Midlands
Midlands rape trial hears doctor's findings consistent with possible non-consensual intercourse
The doctor performed the examination at a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit five hours after the alleged incidents took place.
# midlands rape trial
Witnesses tell rape trial that woman was 'distraught' and her skirt was 'torn' after leaving car
A witness, who was a friend of the complainant, told the court today that she kept saying “there was six of them, there was nothing she could do”.
# Midlands
Midlands rape trial: Woman denies sexual activity in car was consensual
The woman at the centre of the case told the court today that she had been “badgered” for oral sex.
# paul mohan
Man jailed for six years for the repeated rape and sexual abuse of younger sister
Paul Mohan had pleaded guilty to ten counts of raping his youngest sister on dates between 1996 and 2001.
# Acquitted
Jury acquits former garda of raping his wife at their family home
The 60-year-old man had pleaded not guilty to the offence.
# Central Criminal Court
Former soldier convicted of 'cynical and cold campaign of rape' jailed for 10 years
Niall Kennedy was convicted by a jury last December of 12 counts of rape on eleven different occasions in August 2017.
# Extradition
Man accused of rape in Ireland 21 years ago loses UK High Court extradition fight
Lawyers representing the Irish state had said the man’s appeal should be dismissed.
All time
# Central Criminal Court
Man to be sentenced for raping and sexually assaulting teenage girl he invited back to his home
The now 19-year-old woman told the court that he “killed” her that night.
# Update
Benjamin Mendy appears in court over new rape allegations
The offences are alleged to been committed on four women over the age of 16.
Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent
Ashley Westpheling says she compartmentalised the experience of sexual assault, only realising years later that what had happened was wrong.
# Philadelphia
Woman raped on US train while people held up phones to seemingly record, authorities say
Police do not believe a single witness on the train just outside Philadelphia dialled 911.
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Rape crisis centres: 22% increase in helpline calls as waiting lists rise
More than 13,068 contacts were made to six centres last year.