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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Rape

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# France
Six Paris firemen facing charges over alleged gang rape of Norwegian student
Some of the suspects are expected to face lesser charges of failing to report a crime.
# Alex Hepburn
Australian cricketer jailed for five years for raping sleeping woman in teammate's bedroom
Alex Hepburn had set up a sexual conquest ‘game’ with friends on WhatsApp.
# Wanted
Man with 'Irish accent' wanted in connection with abduction and rape of two women in London
The incidents happened in north London on Thursday 25 April.
# Donegal
Man who raped his teenage daughter in 'depraved' attacks jailed for 11 years
Annie Lafferty said the “scars that man left on me will always be there”.
# digital privacy
UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation
Concerns have been raised by victims groups about new consent forms.
# Murder
Man charged over rape and murder of German tourist on holiday in Thailand
The body of a 27-year-old German woman was found on Sunday on the island of Koh Sichang.
# Courts
Man raped teenage daughter once per week while his wife was away, court hears
Annie Lafferty (25) told the court she wished to waive her right to anonymity.
# truth or dare
Rapist who coerced child into sexualised games handed 18-month sentence
The court heard that the offending behaviour took place two or three times a week for eight months.
# On the rise
Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week
Simon Harris says presentations to sexual assault treatment units are increasing.
# Steering clear
Juventus avoid US tour in case Ronaldo is detained over rape investigation - report
The Italian champions will instead play their pre-season matches in Asia, according to the New York Times.
# Court
Alleged IRA man goes on trial accused of raping two teenage boys in republican safehouse
The man (45) has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court.
# Asylum Seekers
'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.
# Late Late Show
'My name is Lavinia': First rape survivor to waive anonymity tells her story
“Pre-1991, you would never hear the word ‘rape’ on radio, it was like a curse word,” Lavinia Kerwick said in an emotional interview.
Delays at forensic lab mean rape victims have to wait longer for cases to progress
€10 million has been taken from the National Forensic Science Laboratory to pay for the National Children’s Hospital.
# Courts
Woman forgives ex-partner who raped her while she slept, court hears
Justice Carmel Stewart imposed a seven-year sentence with the final 18 months suspended.
# Nathan Sutherland
Nurse pleads not guilty to raping and impregnating US woman in coma for over a decade
The woman (29), who has been in long-term care since the age of 3, gave birth to a baby boy in December.
# Paris
Two French officers sentenced to 7 years in jail for raping tourist at police headquarters
Nicolas Redouane and Antoine Quirin had denied rape, and said the sex was consensual.
# Courts
Limerick man jailed for 11 years for raping partner's young daughter
The judge said Liam O’Dwyer was in a position of trust and abused it to leave his victim “groomed into submission”.
# Clare
Stable owner who raped girl receives partially suspended sentence
The offences were carried out at the man’s home and at horse events around the country.
# Arizona
Nurse charged with rape after US woman in coma for over a decade gives birth
The 29-year-old woman, who has been in long-term care since the age of 3, gave birth to a baby boy in December.
# Courts
Man (37) jailed for three years for raping his wife
The victim told the court she forgives her husband and doesn’t want him to go to prison.
# Ronaldo
Las Vegas police seek Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation
Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer declined comment about the police investigation.
# Courts
Man wanted in Scotland for allegedly raping ex-girlfriend denied bail by Dublin High Court
The matter will return before the court in the New Year.
# Courts
Man who raped Spanish student asks for transfer to Central Mental Hospital
Eoin Berkley (25) of Hampton Wood Way, Finglas, was jailed for 14 years for abducted and repeatedly raping a woman.
# Courts
Sentencing adjourned for Patrick Nevin over attacks on two women he met on Tinder
The 37-year-old father-of-two pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault.
# Courts
Man who sexually assaulted partner while under investigation for raping her receives four-year sentence
The final 18 months of the sentence were suspended on condition that the man undergo probation supervision.
# city centre
Gardaí investigating alleged rape of woman in Dublin city
The woman is believed to have been socialising in a hotel in the city centre.
# Courts
Former council worker sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse of three girls
Bartholomew Prendergast pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the offences.
# Rape Crisis Centre
Rape and sexual assault at house parties increasing, crisis centre says
Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre had almost 13,000 contacts to its national 24-hour helpline in 2017.
# Courts
Underwear had to be shown in Belfast rape trial, says Jackson's lawyer
Using an alleged victim of sexual assault’s underwear as evidence has been questioned in recent weeks.
# patrick nevin
Sentencing adjourned for man who sexually assaulted Brazilian student he met on Tinder
Nevin is due to be sentenced next month for a further two assaults on women he met through the dating app.
# gillen review
NI report suggests banning public from rape trials and showing juries videos about stereotyping
A need for legislation to manage social media use around these trials has also been recommended.
# Consent
Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case
A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.
# Leona O’Callaghan
'Which one of us was the free rape?': Rape survivor criticises concurrent sentencing
Leona O’Callaghan waived her right to anonymity so her rapist could be publicly named.
# Rape
'You sent me home bleeding, traumatised ... but I'm a survivor': Leona O’Callaghan's powerful victim impact statement
Leona O’Callaghan was groomed and raped by Patrick O’Dea when she was a child.
# Courts
Victim tells court of terror as Patrick Nevin set to be sentenced for attacks on women he met through Tinder
The 37-year-old will be sentenced next month for two attacks on women he met up with via the dating app.
# Courts
Limerick man jailed for 17 years for raping and forming sexual relationship with teenager
Patrick O’Dea pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court.
# Central Criminal Court
Horse trader jailed for 9 years for rape of teenage girl who worked for him
The incidents took place in Mountrath, Co Laois in the early 1990s. The judge described the abuse as “calculated and exploitative”.
# Offaly
Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence
The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaí.
# Courts
'The actions of a coward, evil': Man jailed for ten years for repeated rape of daughter
The victim said it had been unbearable to hear her mother giving evidence on her father’s behalf during the trial.