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#Sex Abuse

# sex-abuse - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Child sex abuse accused whose file was 'shelved' for 11 years was 'close friends with senior garda'
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

Child sex abuse accused whose file was 'shelved' for 11 years was 'close friends with senior garda'

Oct 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 50,255 Views 0 Comments

The woman’s case has sparked a garda review in the last three months.

# sex-abuse - Friday 6 October, 2017

50 witnesses to give evidence in sex abuse case against Australian cardinal
# Cardinal Pell
# Cardinal Pell

50 witnesses to give evidence in sex abuse case against Australian cardinal

Oct 6th 2017, 7:10 AM 10,826 Views 0 Comments

Pell is the most senior Catholic cleric to be charged with criminal offences related to the sexual abuse of children.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10

Oct 5th 2017, 1:25 PM 27,003 Views 71 Comments

After a landmark, two-year investigation, police said he would have been questioned if he were still alive.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'
# One In Four
# One In Four

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'

Oct 4th 2017, 6:35 AM 11,235 Views 19 Comments

One in Four said that Tusla was “woefully under resourced” and there were “great inconsistencies” in child protection procedures across the country.

Tom Humphries hears how victim 'blocked out childhood memories' to 'block out all the abuse'
# Grooming
# Grooming

Tom Humphries hears how victim 'blocked out childhood memories' to 'block out all the abuse'

Oct 4th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,643 Views 0 Comments

The former sports journalist will be sentenced in three weeks time after a hearing yesterday.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Roman Polanski in legal bid to return to US
# Plea Deal
# Plea Deal

Roman Polanski in legal bid to return to US

Aug 19th 2017, 3:45 PM 9,529 Views 20 Comments

The Polish-born filmmaker was accused of drugging and raping an underage girl in 1977.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

A massive child sex abuse network was cracked by UK police who paid a child rapist to inform
# Newcastle
# Newcastle

A massive child sex abuse network was cracked by UK police who paid a child rapist to inform

Aug 9th 2017, 6:02 PM 29,355 Views 0 Comments

A total of 278 victims have been identified.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice

Jul 16th 2017, 9:00 PM 35,598 Views 35 Comments

The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'I am looking forward finally to having my day in court': Australian cardinal charged with sex abuse
# Investigation
# Investigation

'I am looking forward finally to having my day in court': Australian cardinal charged with sex abuse

Jun 29th 2017, 9:02 AM 23,459 Views 0 Comments

Pell is the Vatican’s finance chief.

# sex-abuse - Friday 2 June, 2017

Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images

Jun 2nd 2017, 1:52 PM 11,646 Views 0 Comments

The man admitted to possessing 2,683 images and 721 movie files in total.

# sex-abuse - Friday 19 May, 2017

School pitches that are to be sold by Christian Brothers are zoned for housing
# Parents Outraged
# Parents Outraged

School pitches that are to be sold by Christian Brothers are zoned for housing

May 19th 2017, 1:57 PM 19,753 Views 45 Comments

The decision to sell off the pitches has been described as “completely unacceptable”.

Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial

May 19th 2017, 1:18 PM 10,963 Views 0 Comments

He will attend the trial at Southwark crown court from next week.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally
# Basketball Coach
# Basketball Coach

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

Apr 26th 2017, 8:43 PM 11,336 Views 5 Comments

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 15 April, 2017

UN peacekeepers luring hungry teenagers with cookies before sexually abusing them
# Haiti
# Haiti

UN peacekeepers luring hungry teenagers with cookies before sexually abusing them

Apr 15th 2017, 6:30 PM 27,784 Views 35 Comments

The United Nations has been badly shaken by a wave of allegations of sex abuse by troops.

Court acquits priest accused of sexually abusing altar boy despite Pope pushing for investigation
# Spain
# Spain

Court acquits priest accused of sexually abusing altar boy despite Pope pushing for investigation

Apr 15th 2017, 10:30 AM 18,449 Views 23 Comments

Pope Francis said he heard of the case “with great pain, very great pain, but the truth is the truth and we should not hide it”

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse

Mar 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,275 Views 5 Comments

Yesterday, Cabinet was informed about new disability protocols which will cost €7 million per year.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Girls given drink, drugs and gifts before being forced to have sex with strangers
# Sheffield
# Sheffield

Girls given drink, drugs and gifts before being forced to have sex with strangers

Mar 22nd 2017, 5:20 PM 32,083 Views 0 Comments

Five people have been found guilty of child sexual exploitation offences in Sheffield.

# sex-abuse - Monday 6 March, 2017

15% of workers in Galway's hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work
# Exploited
# Exploited

15% of workers in Galway's hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work

Mar 6th 2017, 6:00 PM 17,180 Views 22 Comments

A study of 400 workers revealed how sex abuse and harassment is rife across the city.

# sex-abuse - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse
# Reach Out
# Reach Out

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse

Mar 3rd 2017, 12:00 AM 7,357 Views 40 Comments

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the courage of those who report the crime must be rewarded.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission
# Resistant To Change
# Resistant To Change

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Mar 1st 2017, 1:31 PM 12,810 Views 40 Comments

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# sex-abuse - Friday 10 February, 2017

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'
# Mistake
# Mistake

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'

Feb 10th 2017, 7:39 AM 25,260 Views 132 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said revelations that such an error was made were “quite frankly disgusting and vile”.

# sex-abuse - Monday 30 January, 2017

All five London Premier League clubs linked to sex abuse probe
# Police
From The42
# Police

All five London Premier League clubs linked to sex abuse probe

Jan 30th 2017, 7:43 PM 20,812 Views 0 Comments

Some of the claims go as far back as the 1960s.

# sex-abuse - Monday 2 January, 2017

Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'Zero tolerance' means just that
# Edict
# Edict

Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'Zero tolerance' means just that

Jan 2nd 2017, 5:27 PM 11,091 Views 76 Comments

The Pope made his position clear in a letter to bishops.

# sex-abuse - Friday 9 December, 2016

83 suspects and hundreds of victims identified in football sex abuse scandal
# English Clubs
# English Clubs

83 suspects and hundreds of victims identified in football sex abuse scandal

Dec 9th 2016, 12:03 PM 7,911 Views 0 Comments

98% of the victims identified so far are male – with their ages at the time of the alleged abuse ranging from seven to 20.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Convicted child rapist Patrick O'Brien has been sentenced to 13 years in prison
# Imprisoned
# Imprisoned

Convicted child rapist Patrick O'Brien has been sentenced to 13 years in prison

Nov 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 21,052 Views 0 Comments

The former lay worker at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin had pleaded guilty to a number of charges.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Church of Ireland praises the courage of those abused by lay worker Patrick O'Brien
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Church of Ireland praises the courage of those abused by lay worker Patrick O'Brien

Oct 19th 2016, 8:41 PM 11,754 Views 20 Comments

Patrick O’Brien will be sentenced next month.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Four child sex abuse survivors who took their own lives last year were waiting for treatment
# One In Four
# One In Four

Four child sex abuse survivors who took their own lives last year were waiting for treatment

Oct 12th 2016, 2:53 PM 10,182 Views 33 Comments

The report from One in Four found that, in many cases, the victim is blamed for the abuse instead of the perpetrator.

# sex-abuse - Monday 10 October, 2016

Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years
# Waterford
# Waterford

Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years

Oct 10th 2016, 11:55 AM 21,053 Views 0 Comments

The man’s partner will be sentenced for child cruelty next week.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Man who met victim (13) on dating app jailed for child sex offences in London
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Man who met victim (13) on dating app jailed for child sex offences in London

Aug 11th 2016, 5:14 PM 25,196 Views 27 Comments

The abuse was discovered when the boy’s sister found an indecent video on his phone.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Tony Blackburn says BBC sacked him over Jimmy Savile inquiry
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Tony Blackburn says BBC sacked him over Jimmy Savile inquiry

Feb 25th 2016, 7:50 AM 22,970 Views 24 Comments

Blackburn said the BBC are “destroying” his career because his version of events does not tally with theirs.

# sex-abuse - Friday 28 August, 2015

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys
# Jozef Wesolowski
# Jozef Wesolowski

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys

Aug 28th 2015, 10:53 AM 13,580 Views 48 Comments

The former archbishop died overnight, the Vatican has announced today.

# sex-abuse - Friday 21 August, 2015

'The Freak' from TV show 'Prisoner: Cell Block H' avoids jail for child sex offences
# Australia
# Australia

'The Freak' from TV show 'Prisoner: Cell Block H' avoids jail for child sex offences

Aug 21st 2015, 10:19 AM 18,052 Views 46 Comments

Maggie Kirkpatrick was found guilty of assaulting a 16-year-old in 1984.

# sex-abuse - Friday 7 August, 2015

Bill Cosby is about to face some tough questions
# Abuse Allegations
# Abuse Allegations

Bill Cosby is about to face some tough questions

Aug 7th 2015, 2:02 PM 12,935 Views 18 Comments

He has been ordered to testify in court.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Inquiry hears gardaí and health service were aware of Brendan Smyth's abuse in early 1970s
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Inquiry hears gardaí and health service were aware of Brendan Smyth's abuse in early 1970s

Jun 24th 2015, 9:47 PM 8,215 Views 49 Comments

Previously confidential documents released to the inquiry show that Smyth was receiving psychiatric treatment in St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin.

# sex-abuse - Monday 22 June, 2015

Sex offender jailed for taking neighbour's bra and knickers from laundry room
# Courts
# Courts

Sex offender jailed for taking neighbour's bra and knickers from laundry room

Jun 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 27,423 Views 27 Comments

The judge said the Waterford man is a “very damaged human through no fault of his own”.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time
# Courts
# Courts

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time

Jun 18th 2015, 9:15 PM 18,908 Views 22 Comments

The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.

# sex-abuse - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Jun 8th 2015, 12:37 PM 10,444 Views 21 Comments

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

76-year-old former Church of Ireland worker faces 75 charges of child sex abuse
# Operation Bluebird
# Operation Bluebird

76-year-old former Church of Ireland worker faces 75 charges of child sex abuse

May 26th 2015, 10:48 PM 33,616 Views 0 Comments

He appeared in court today.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians
# Historic
# Historic

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians

May 20th 2015, 6:26 PM 14,791 Views 40 Comments

Police said there has been a surge in complaints against prominent public figures since the Jimmy Savile scandal.

# sex-abuse - Friday 15 May, 2015

Violent sex offender jailed over the 'most horrendous abuse' of three girls
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Violent sex offender jailed over the 'most horrendous abuse' of three girls

May 15th 2015, 7:22 PM 21,797 Views 24 Comments

His offences took place between 1996 and 2002 and were described today as some of the most serious investigated by the Public Prosecution Branch.