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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Rape

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# Tipperary
'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.
# james o'reilly
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.
# Courts
Teenage boy charged with rape at Dublin housing estate two years ago
The boy has not indicated how he will plead.
# Court of Appeal
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.
# new trial
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.
# Instagram
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.
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”.
# Instagram
Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days
The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.
# New York
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.
# Time's up
The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline
Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.
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.
# Belfast
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.
# Courts
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.
# Dublin
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.
# me too
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.
# Courts
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.
# Court
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.
# Harvey Weinstein
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.
# Scotland
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.
# Offaly
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.
# ayia napa
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.
# On Home Soil
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.
# Manchester
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.
# 40 years on
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.
# Arrests
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.
# Foster Care
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.
# John Worboys
'Black cab rapist' jailed for life for attacking four more victims
“He will always pose a risk to women and he can never be allowed back into society,” a lawyer said of John Worboys.
# Courts
Man jailed over oral rape of drunk man found lying unconscious on Dublin street
Brahim Maddi (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to sexual assault and oral rape.
Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects
Five men were arrested in connection with the fire attack.
# Joseph McCann
Man (34) facing life in prison in UK over string of 'horrific' attacks on women and children
Joseph McCann moved across five force areas as he evaded police for 15 days.
# Hyderabad
Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of rape
The men were accused of the gang rape of a young woman in Hyderabad.
# Rape
Woman set on fire on way to testify against her alleged rapists in India
It is the latest gruesome case of violence against women in the country.
# jung joon-young
Korean K-pop star jailed for gang rape and secretly filming and distributing illicit videos
“It is hard to fathom the extent of suffering the victims must have gone through,” the court’s ruling said.
# Central Criminal Court
Laois man convicted of rape of sleeping woman at Kildare house party
The man was remanded on bail until sentencing on 3 February.
# SoHo
Rapists who high-fived and hugged each other while victim lay in pain jailed for seven years
The Italian nationals were arrested after police discovered them re-enacting the attack on the club’s CCTV recordings.
# book of evidence
Six women and five men to face trial charged with over 200 counts of rape, sexual assault, and neglect of children
Six women and five men, aged between their 20s – 70s, are charged with offences including rape, sexual assault, neglect and cruelty.
# Central Criminal Court
Man jailed for raping his daughter while mother was terminally ill in hospital
The judge said that the victim, who has special needs, still has a bond with her father.
# Trial
Jurors asked to consider if accused men 'really cared' whether alleged rape victim said no
The two men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
# Consent
Law Reform Commission recommends changes to laws surrounding consent in rape cases
The commission is calling for the introduction of a new ‘objective’ test.
# lavinia kerwick
'It could be anyone - your sister, mother, niece or aunt - rape happens'
Lavinia Kerwick, the first rape survivor in Ireland to waive her anonymity, has called for more supports to be made available to fellow survivors.