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#Sex Abuse

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors

Jun 26th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,808 Views 1 Comment

The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.

# sex-abuse - Monday 17 June, 2013

Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults

Jun 17th 2013, 9:30 PM 14,289 Views 35 Comments

The 83-year-old former broadcaster admitted to 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

# sex-abuse - Friday 26 April, 2013

Column: Is Ireland a nation of á la carte Catholics?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is Ireland a nation of á la carte Catholics?

Apr 26th 2013, 1:00 PM 687 Views 241 Comments

Ireland was traditionally a nation ruled by the Catholic Church. Now that people are drifting away, it’s important to examine why, writes Brian Conway.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added bands that don't exist
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added bands that don't exist

Apr 23rd 2013, 7:50 PM 6,893 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# sex-abuse - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched
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# Sex Abuse

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched

Apr 6th 2013, 6:32 PM 5,573 Views 11 Comments

The movement has called for change and more transparency in Ireland’s justice system.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 24 March, 2013

It was different in the 1970s and Robbie Keane: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

It was different in the 1970s and Robbie Keane: The week in quotes

Mar 24th 2013, 7:00 PM 9,660 Views 4 Comments

“There’s this message that they come out with, that individuals must take responsibility for their own drinking – I just don’t buy that.”

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Mistakes in Savile case 'could happen all over again'
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Mistakes in Savile case 'could happen all over again'

Mar 12th 2013, 12:24 PM 3,366 Views 4 Comments

A review of allegations made against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime found mistakes were made by the police between 1964 and 2012.

# sex-abuse - Friday 22 February, 2013

Interview: The Church can't move on from its abusive past until the pope is gone
# Read Me
# Read Me

Interview: The Church can't move on from its abusive past until the pope is gone

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 33 Views 48 Comments

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s latest documentary explores how the Catholic Church protected child sex abusers across the world. Here, he discusses how power corrupted the institution – and may still cause its total downfall.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Victims launch legal action against BBC and Jimmy Savile's estate
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Victims launch legal action against BBC and Jimmy Savile's estate

Feb 13th 2013, 1:13 PM 6,025 Views 6 Comments

Lawyers for 31 of the alleged victims of sexual abuse say they have taken the first steps in what could be a major legal action.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

Feb 6th 2013, 8:43 PM 3,832 Views 14 Comments

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:44 PM 5,738 Views 44 Comments

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his administrative duties and court-ordered to release thousands of pages of confidential files on sexually abusive priests.

# sex-abuse - Friday 1 February, 2013

High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest

Feb 1st 2013, 6:00 PM 8,854 Views 0 Comments

Papers were lodged with the High Court late Wednesday.

# sex-abuse - Monday 7 January, 2013

Stuart Hall pleads not guilty to indecent assault of young girls
# Abuse
# Abuse

Stuart Hall pleads not guilty to indecent assault of young girls

Jan 7th 2013, 1:04 PM 7,703 Views 0 Comments

The 83-year-old former BBC presenter was charged in December after allegations were made to police.

# sex-abuse - Monday 10 December, 2012

Man in his 60s arrested in Savile probe
# Investigation
# Investigation

Man in his 60s arrested in Savile probe

Dec 10th 2012, 3:11 PM 9,291 Views 29 Comments

The man, who has not been identified, is the sixth person arrested as part of the Scotland Yard investigation into sexual abuse in the 1970s.

# sex-abuse - Friday 7 December, 2012

German Catholic Church says 66 clergy accused of sex abuse
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# Abuse

German Catholic Church says 66 clergy accused of sex abuse

Dec 7th 2012, 5:50 PM 4,257 Views 24 Comments

A new study says the clergy has been accused of 576 cases of sexual assault between 2000 and 2010.

Max Clifford: allegations are 'damaging and totally untrue'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Max Clifford: allegations are 'damaging and totally untrue'

Dec 7th 2012, 7:58 AM 8,028 Views 18 Comments

The well-known publicist was arrested yesterday as part of the investigation into sex offence claims against Jimmy Savile and ‘others’.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Max Clifford arrested as part of Savile investigation - reports
# London
# London

Max Clifford arrested as part of Savile investigation - reports

Dec 6th 2012, 1:47 PM 9,823 Views 0 Comments

Celebrity publicist Max Clifford is being questioned by police in London on suspicion of sexual offences, according to reports.

# sex-abuse - Monday 12 November, 2012

BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story
# BBC
# BBC

BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story

Nov 12th 2012, 9:58 PM 4,899 Views 11 Comments

An internal investigation at the BBC has found “basic” journalistic failures in a news report which wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

# sex-abuse - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Freddie Starr arrested by police investigating Jimmy Savile case - reports
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Freddie Starr arrested by police investigating Jimmy Savile case - reports

Nov 1st 2012, 7:21 PM 22,123 Views 88 Comments

London Metropolitan Police arrested a man in his 60s earlier this evening on suspicion of sexual offences connected to the Savile investigation.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Penn State scandal: Sandusky accuser tells of abuse ordeal in new book
# Penn State
From The42
# Penn State

Penn State scandal: Sandusky accuser tells of abuse ordeal in new book

Oct 20th 2012, 11:32 AM 619 Views 0 Comments

18-year-old Aaron Fisher, who was known publicly for a year only as Victim 1, put aside anonymity yesterday to speak about his ordeal as a child.

# sex-abuse - Friday 19 October, 2012

Jimmy Savile: Police dealing with alleged abuse on an unprecedented scale
# Operation Yewtree
# Operation Yewtree

Jimmy Savile: Police dealing with alleged abuse on an unprecedented scale

Oct 19th 2012, 6:24 PM 12,877 Views 54 Comments

The TV man has also been described as possibly “one of the most prolific sex offenders the NSPCC has ever come across.”

# sex-abuse - Friday 12 October, 2012

Police say they have 340 leads as scale of Savile inquiry grows
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# Sex Abuse

Police say they have 340 leads as scale of Savile inquiry grows

Oct 12th 2012, 6:29 PM 6,290 Views 44 Comments

There will now be at least three separate investigations into the allegations against the Jim’ll Fix It presenter.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 11 October, 2012

HSE report recommends 'closer State monitoring' of dioceses
# Child Sex Abuse
# Child Sex Abuse

HSE report recommends 'closer State monitoring' of dioceses

Oct 11th 2012, 6:53 PM 3,125 Views 26 Comments

The HSE’s Diocesan Audit Report of the safeguarding arrangements in the Catholic Diocese in Ireland was published this afternoon.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

One in Four calls for more treatment in the community for sex offenders
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# Child Abuse

One in Four calls for more treatment in the community for sex offenders

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:40 PM 3,913 Views 43 Comments

Executive director Maeve Lewis said there is a huge need because fewer than 5 per cent of sex offenders end up in prison.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks

Sep 16th 2012, 1:21 PM 6,604 Views 57 Comments

The Bishop released a special message to the people of his diocese today.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Protests in Brussels over parole for paedophile serial killer's accomplice
# Belgium
# Belgium

Protests in Brussels over parole for paedophile serial killer's accomplice

Aug 19th 2012, 1:43 PM 6,392 Views 16 Comments

Families of Marc Dutroux’s victims staging protest over freeing of Michelle Martin.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

We Were Penn State: here's this week's cover of Sports Illustrated
# Cover Story
From The42
# Cover Story

We Were Penn State: here's this week's cover of Sports Illustrated

Jul 25th 2012, 12:42 PM 825 Views 0 Comments

“An unprecedented failure of institutional integrity.”

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Sentence for mother in abuse case welcomed by support group
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Sentence for mother in abuse case welcomed by support group

Jul 17th 2012, 1:48 PM 6,725 Views 42 Comments

A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to 16-months for sexually assaulting and exploiting her four-year-old daughter.

# sex-abuse - Monday 2 July, 2012

Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority

Jul 2nd 2012, 6:37 PM 12,033 Views 23 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI has become increasingly willing to forcibly remove bishops who refuse to step down.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Former US football coach convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Former US football coach convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse

Jun 23rd 2012, 11:28 AM 4,238 Views 11 Comments

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of child abuse.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report
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# Sex Abuse

Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report

Jun 20th 2012, 2:01 PM 2,647 Views 4 Comments

84 per cent of perpetrators were known to the victims.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI
# IEC2012
# IEC2012

Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI

Jun 17th 2012, 6:12 PM 7,062 Views 109 Comments

“They abused people and undermined the credibility of the Church’s message.”

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Over 230 new abuse allegations received by Catholic Church
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Over 230 new abuse allegations received by Catholic Church

Jun 5th 2012, 2:48 PM 1,950 Views 23 Comments

The National Board for Safeguarding Children received 237 new abuse allegations in the year to 1 April, 2012, implicating 196 priests.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 24 May, 2012

One in every 14 Dublin priests accused of child abuse
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

One in every 14 Dublin priests accused of child abuse

May 24th 2012, 6:24 PM 8,216 Views 85 Comments

New figures show details of accusations against ten serial abusers in the diocese – one of whom had 97 allegations against him.

# sex-abuse - Monday 21 May, 2012

New law on disclosing child abuse may not apply to priests
# Disclosure
# Disclosure

New law on disclosing child abuse may not apply to priests

May 21st 2012, 11:38 AM 4,622 Views 60 Comments

An Oireachtas briefing paper outlines that Alan Shatter’s proposed legislation does not tackle ‘sacerdotal privilege’.

# sex-abuse - Monday 7 May, 2012

Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady
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# Abuse

Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady

May 7th 2012, 7:49 PM 6,577 Views 74 Comments

Catholic Church leader apologises to abuse victims and says he regrets “very much” that parents of children at risk weren’t informed.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Irish priest charged with child sex abuse in Sydney
# Australia
# Australia

Irish priest charged with child sex abuse in Sydney

May 3rd 2012, 6:54 PM 4,663 Views 38 Comments

Fr Finian Egan, 77, was charged on Monday with 17 offences relating to alleged assaults on four children between 1972 and 1987.