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#Sex Abuse

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sex abuse
# Ian Watkins
# Ian Watkins

Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sex abuse

Dec 18th 2013, 3:14 PM 43,968 Views 175 Comments

Two mothers who also plead guilty to charges relating to Watkins abuse and attempted abuse of their children, have been sentenced to 14 years and 17 years in prison.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Bill that strengthens law against sexual abuse and child grooming to be published in 2014
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Bill that strengthens law against sexual abuse and child grooming to be published in 2014

Dec 17th 2013, 7:06 PM 5,044 Views 22 Comments

The Bill includes the possible use of electronic monitoring in certain circumstances.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Number of rape cases reported in Delhi doubles this year
# Sexual Assaults
# Sexual Assaults

Number of rape cases reported in Delhi doubles this year

Dec 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,660 Views 6 Comments

However, aid organisations believe even this reported figure doesn’t reflect the real number of assaults.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegations
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegations

Dec 10th 2013, 11:08 PM 15,098 Views 50 Comments

The NBSCCCI said the files they read left them in no doubt that a “great number of children were seriously abused by Brothers”.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre plan to launch support app
# Rape Crises Centre
# Rape Crises Centre

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre plan to launch support app

Dec 10th 2013, 5:06 PM 4,436 Views 5 Comments

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre gets the message out that they’re there for people, ahead of tonight’s sexual assault on Fair City.

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review

Dec 10th 2013, 2:28 PM 3,851 Views 3 Comments

One in Four says that the legalistic nature of the Christian Brothers’ response to allegations of child sex abuse is in keeping with their clients’ experiences.

Portrait of former Cork Mayor removed after victim's plea
# Portrait Removed
# Portrait Removed

Portrait of former Cork Mayor removed after victim's plea

Dec 10th 2013, 12:50 PM 11,055 Views 35 Comments

The woman who was assaulted by the former Mayor asked that the portrait be taken down.

Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory

Dec 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 4,345 Views 1 Comment

The Church’s child safety watchdog has made 12 recommendations to the diocese, but found that the most recent allegations have been dealt with ‘appropriately’.

Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors

Dec 10th 2013, 11:58 AM 3,503 Views 37 Comments

The Archbishop of Armagh was speaking after the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church published its review of practices in the archdiocese.

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad

Dec 10th 2013, 11:55 AM 2,881 Views 2 Comments

As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

Dec 10th 2013, 11:09 AM 3,403 Views 4 Comments

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives

Dec 10th 2013, 10:46 AM 2,422 Views 8 Comments

The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse

Dec 5th 2013, 3:58 PM 6,365 Views 71 Comments

They are tasked with looking at how to protect children from paedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims.

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican

Dec 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,166 Views 68 Comments

UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling
# Courts
# Courts

Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

Nov 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 22,996 Views 68 Comments

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Lostprophets lead singer pleads guilty to attempted baby rape
# Guilty
# Guilty

Lostprophets lead singer pleads guilty to attempted baby rape

Nov 27th 2013, 6:46 PM 34,910 Views 0 Comments

The 36-year-old admitted to 11 offences at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

Nov 27th 2013, 5:53 PM 9,932 Views 0 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

# sex-abuse - Monday 25 November, 2013

UK man convicted of child rape also forced his son to abuse young girl
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

UK man convicted of child rape also forced his son to abuse young girl

Nov 25th 2013, 7:34 PM 29,506 Views 0 Comments

David Brennan was today convicted of abusing five young girls with with his son Sam Brennan (22) also convicted of offences in connection with the abuse of one of the girls.

# sex-abuse - Friday 22 November, 2013

Former scout leader due for sentencing on 54 historical abuse charges
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

Former scout leader due for sentencing on 54 historical abuse charges

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 9,475 Views 0 Comments

The charges related to the abuse of four boys between 1982 and 1997.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Nov 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 1,728 Views 33 Comments

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Murphy Report unfairly 'named, blamed and shamed' individuals says review
# Clergy
# Clergy

Murphy Report unfairly 'named, blamed and shamed' individuals says review

Oct 29th 2013, 4:31 PM 7,871 Views 26 Comments

The review, commissioned by the Association for Catholic Priests, says that the Murphy report into child sexual abuse in Dublin “went well beyond its mandate”.

Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation

Oct 29th 2013, 3:40 PM 14,924 Views 14 Comments

The two men were arrested today in London and remain in police custody.

Penn State agrees to pay out $60m to sex abuse victims
# Settlement
From The42
# Settlement

Penn State agrees to pay out $60m to sex abuse victims

Oct 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,425 Views 0 Comments

26 men will receive compensation for the crimes of former American football coach Jerry Sandusky.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Jimmy Savile's former driver charged with rape
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Jimmy Savile's former driver charged with rape

Oct 26th 2013, 1:10 PM 17,901 Views 0 Comments

Ray Teret charged with multiple counts of rape and assault on 15 accusers who were all under age of 16 at time.

# sex-abuse - Friday 18 October, 2013

UK efforts to dispel myths about sex abuse victims welcomed in Ireland
# Rape Culture
# Rape Culture

UK efforts to dispel myths about sex abuse victims welcomed in Ireland

Oct 18th 2013, 6:40 AM 8,259 Views 8 Comments

The Crown Prosecution Service has moved to dispel certain myths and stereotypes about victims.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 17 October, 2013

DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims

Oct 17th 2013, 9:33 AM 5,363 Views 59 Comments

Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.

# sex-abuse - Monday 14 October, 2013

Madeleine search: Man seen carrying 'blonde child towards beach'
# Praia Da Luz
# Praia Da Luz

Madeleine search: Man seen carrying 'blonde child towards beach'

Oct 14th 2013, 4:13 PM 38,845 Views 200 Comments

Police said the young person was aged three to four years and was possibly wearing pyjamas.

NHS widens its Jimmy Savile investigations to 'other hospitals'
# Jimmy Savile
# Jimmy Savile

NHS widens its Jimmy Savile investigations to 'other hospitals'

Oct 14th 2013, 2:37 PM 4,352 Views 9 Comments

The initial probe involved three hospitals and 10 trusts.

Police release e-Fit images of Madeleine McCann suspect
# Search
# Search

Police release e-Fit images of Madeleine McCann suspect

Oct 14th 2013, 8:00 AM 21,711 Views 142 Comments

Police say they will be making an appeal in Ireland also.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing
# Apathy
# Apathy

Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing

Oct 12th 2013, 8:35 AM 25,063 Views 47 Comments

The veteran journalist has painted a bleak picture of life growing up in Drumcondra.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Irish priest accused of child sex abuse in US
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Irish priest accused of child sex abuse in US

Oct 10th 2013, 10:50 PM 11,205 Views 63 Comments

The allegations relate to 81-year-old Father Cornelius Kelleher’s time as a Catholic pastor in Minnesota between 1975 and 1986.

Children's Minister: 'Child abuse has not gone away...it doesn't go away'
# RCNI
# RCNI

Children's Minister: 'Child abuse has not gone away...it doesn't go away'

Oct 10th 2013, 6:50 AM 2,554 Views 5 Comments

A shocking statistic from yesterday’s report from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland showed a significant percentage of abusers were, themselves, children.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Four new HSE coordinators to deal with potential abuse cases
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Four new HSE coordinators to deal with potential abuse cases

Oct 9th 2013, 11:12 AM 3,684 Views 14 Comments

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has announced the appointment of the new HSE staff members following the publication of a major report on abuse by the RCNI.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop on health grounds
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop on health grounds

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:08 AM 9,803 Views 45 Comments

Three years ago William Lee apologised for not withdrawing a priest accused of sexual abuse from ministry immediately.

# sex-abuse - Monday 16 September, 2013

Historic child sex abuse inquiry opens in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Historic child sex abuse inquiry opens in Australia

Sep 16th 2013, 7:16 AM 7,720 Views 21 Comments

An inquiry into church and institutional child abuse began public hearings today with warnings that widespread and “shocking” allegations will be heard.

# sex-abuse - Monday 9 September, 2013

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured

Sep 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 2,310 Views 13 Comments

To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Pope introduces new Vatican laws on sex abuse
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope introduces new Vatican laws on sex abuse

Jul 11th 2013, 8:29 PM 11,517 Views 54 Comments

The move came a day after a UN child rights committee drew fresh attention to the Catholic Church sex scandal.

# sex-abuse - Monday 1 July, 2013

Trial begins for Austrian priest accused of assaulting 24 boys
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Trial begins for Austrian priest accused of assaulting 24 boys

Jul 1st 2013, 10:03 PM 7,803 Views 0 Comments

The former headmaster of a monastery boarding school allegedly assaulted the pupils between 1973 and 1993 at the school and foreign trips.