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# Rape

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# 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.
# Courts
Man (56) jailed for almost four years for childhood rape of sister
The man was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.
# Richard O'Mara
Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party
Richard O’Mara’s victim was 17-years-old at the time of the rapes.
# Convicted
Man convicted of rape and sexual assault of teenager
He will be sentenced in November.
# Trial
Man allegedly raped 15-year-old girl he met wandering alone at night, court hears
The man denies the charge.
# Los Angeles court
Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with multiple rapes and assaults
Jeremy has been the subject of criminal allegations within the adult film industry for years.
# Jailed
Man jailed for rape of friend as she slept with her child
The woman described how she used to be vivacious and happy but she is now suspicious and guilt-ridden.
Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland
Dr Susan Leahy says a consistent delay in the legal process is one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to rape trials
# weinstein
Judge approves Harvey Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case
Suggestions that Weinstein instead be arraigned by video were also rejected.
# Old Bailey
Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
Wayne Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.
# Courts
Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction
Dealing with the grounds of appeal, the judge said the court was not persuaded by any of the arguments made.
# Central Criminal Court
Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home
The 38-year-old man, who had been friends with the woman for seven years, pleaded guilty to orally raping her during a prolonged attack in 2017.
# Kerry
'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials
Justice Minister Helen McEntee has written to the victim in the Conor Quaid trail but cannot meet her as an appeal has been lodged.
# Dublin Children's Court
Schoolboy charged with raping girl at Dublin park
He is accused of raping and sexually assaulting the girl over two successive dates in 2020.
# Tipperary
Man (58) who raped six-month-old baby to be sentenced next week
The 58-year-old also produced sexually explicit images of four other children.
# Courts
Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters
Justice Owens imposed 14 years imprisonment and suspended the final two years on strict conditions.
# Bernard Maguire
Man jailed for orally raping his half sister when they were both children
She was aged between six and seven at the time.
# Courts
Father of girl raped by teenage cousin criticises 'chronic' underfunding of child sexual abuse services
The girl’s father was speaking at the sentencing of his 16 year-old nephew.
# pornhub
Pornhub introduces curbs against illegal content amid reports of child sex abuse and rape videos
The New York Times reported finding videos featuring illegal content on the site.
# Central Criminal Court
Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park
A 17-year-old boy is accused of raping and sexually assaulting a girl in a south Dublin park last year.
Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'
Noeline Blackwell of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says the law around image-based sexual abuse is useless as it pre-dates the internet and new legislation can’t come quickly enough.
# Courts
Woman who was raped as a child wins legal battle to name her attacker
Declan Hannon, 50, of Gorey, Co Wexford can now be named after a judgement by the Court of Appeal today.
# Courts
Two teenagers charged with rape of female in Dublin last year
The pair are accused of rape of the same female on a date in April 2019.
# Court of Appeal
'Master manipulator' who abused seven members of one family loses appeal
The man was jailed for 20 years in 2017 for a series of offences over a 17-year period.
# sent for trial
Teenage boy accused of raping girl sent forward for trial
The boy was served with the book of evidence today.
# Lahore
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.
# Women's Aid
'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.
# New York
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape
The actor has already been charged with groping three women.
# cork penny dinners
'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.
# sexual assault trials
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.
# Central Criminal Court
Man who raped sleeping woman during house party jailed for five years
Brian Byrne went on trial in Dublin in November last year.
# Courts
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”.
# Consent
'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.
# Covid-19
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.
# Children's Court
Teen accused of rape in south Dublin suburb
The defendant was 16 when the alleged incident happened.
# Sexual Harassment
Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout
A lawyer who represents some of the women described the payment as “a complete sellout”.
# Joseph McCann
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.
# Kildare
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.
# Los Angeles
That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.