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# Rape

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'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.
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.
Man who raped sleeping woman during house party jailed for five years
Brian Byrne went on trial in Dublin in November last year.
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”.
'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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.
'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.
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.
Teenage boy charged with rape at Dublin housing estate two years ago
The boy has not indicated how he will plead.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
'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.
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.