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# Sex Offender

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Death
Disgraced entertainer and convicted sex offender Rolf Harris dies aged 93
His case caused widespread revulsion in Britain and his homeland Australia, where his television programmes were watched by millions of children.
This year
# bail conditions
Gary Glitter returned to custody after ‘breaching licence conditions’
The 78-year-old, who had a string of chart hits in the 1970s, was freed in February after being jailed in 2015 for abusing three schoolgirls.
All time
# Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby denied parole after refusing to engage in sex offender programmes
The 83-year-old entertainer denies wrongdoing and says he will stick to that stance even if he has to serve his full sentence.
# Sex Offender
Convicted sex offender challenges refusal to consider his bid legal aid in civil action against him
John Barrow has repeatedly denied the charges.
# Courts
Man caught after girl (15) posted Snapchat video of him masturbating in front of her gets suspended sentence
John Smith (59) had invited the 15-year-old girl into his van after asking for directions.
# Released
Convicted child sex offender Tom Humphries released from Midlands Prison
The former sports journalist was jailed for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.
# Finglas
'I haven't slept since Friday': Woman says serial sex offender living next door 'terrorised' her family
The man was arrested on Saturday after the woman reported his threats against her.
# Sex Offender
Chief suspect in Stillorgan sex assault was handed suspended sentence for attacking woman
Officers have made him a person of interest in the case.
# tom daly
'Predator' taxi driver jailed for sexual abuse of teen girl
Daly continues to reject the verdict of the jury and protest his innocence.
# Crumlin
Gunman shoots at wrong house in Dublin 'after thinking sex offender lived there'
The occupants have no involvement in crime and gardaí believe the shooter got the wrong house.
# Court
Warrant issued for arrest of sex offender (67) who sexually assaulted juveniles
The man failed to show for a court appearance today.
# Court
Convicted sex offender Anthony Luckwill given partially suspended sentence for child protection order breach
In July 2012, a court imposed 16 orders against him as part of child protection measures introduced in the Sex Offenders Act 2001.
# Courts
Convicted rapist allegedly impersonated Garda and attempted to 'arrest' Dublin schoolgirl
Cork man Paul Buckley was previously jailed for four years for battering and raping a woman who was making her way home after a night out.
# High Court
Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group
Brian Doolan was convicted and jailed for 12 years, with two suspended in 2016.
# Justice
'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital
Dunphy’s comments on the Tonight Show last night sparked criticism, as he said Humphries was given “just about the right sentence”.
# previous convictions
Apollo House vigil cancelled amid reports of sex crime convictions for homeless man who died
Stephen “Jack” Watson had previously been deported from Australia.
# England
Man who used fake Facebook profiles to sexually abuse children jailed for 16 years
Paul George Leighton, from England, blackmailed children into sending him recordings of them committing sexual offences.
# Mistaken Identity
Another man has been wrongly identified as sex offender Anthony Luckwill
Last month, a man who was house-hunting in Kildare was verbally abused by locals after being wrongfully identified.
# Donegal
'Violent and aggressive': Man who took child with him after he punched girlfriend jailed for one year
Martin O’Hara has 15 previous convictions, including one for rape.
# Abduction
Man threatened to cut off penis of man he wrongly thought was a sex offender
Morgan Doran was one of four men who abducted a young man they wrongly believed sexually assaulted a girl.
# South Carolina
Man who held woman "chained like a dog" confesses to up to 7 killings
The man’s confessions may have solved a quadruple murder that baffled police and investigators for 13 years.
# Courts
Man who raped two children - one who has Down syndrome - sentenced to 6 years
The 18-year-old man pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four counts of rape, one count of threatening to kill and one count of sexual assault.
# Courts
'An utter nightmare': Sex offender to be sentenced for abusing brother over five-year period
He faces two counts of sexual assault with a maximum sentence of two years each.
# Your Say
Poll: Should sex offenders be able to take their name off the register?
A court ruled yesterday that a man convicted of abusing his daughter 15 years ago should be able to take his name off.
# London
Man arrested over nine linked sexual assaults in Clapham
The suspect is described as a man with dark hair and as being of Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern appearance.
# back behind bars
Sex offender on the run in Ireland back in Derry prison
The 29-year-old has convictions of gross indecency towards a child, rape aggravated assault and other serious offences.
# on the run
Teen sex offender faces extradition after arrest on board Dublin to Dubai flight
He will appear before an extradition court tomorrow.
# Ryan Humpage
Teen who sparked manhunt jailed for having sex with 13-year-old
He fled to Ireland after the incident.
# Attack
Violent footage shows vigilante attack on man
He was punched twice and kicked in the head.
# 1975
These Maryland sisters disappeared 40 years ago. Now, a man's been charged.
Sheila and Katherine Lyon disappeared from a Maryland shopping mall in 1975 and were never seen again.
# sexual violence
Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network
It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”
# Manchester
Man tries to meet 14-year-old girl after online chat, is greeted by vigilante group instead
The man was later arrested after he reported the assault by the men to police.
# selfie
US teen may face jail time for child porn after taking photos of his own penis
The 17-year-old had been told repeatedly to stop sending naked photos to his 15-year-old girlfriend.
# Wanted
Scottish police search for sex offender who travelled to Belfast
Lorcan Halton failed to appear in a Scottish court and has not been seen since he boarded a ferry to Belfast.
# Sex Offender
Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault
The 30-year-old told one woman at a dance audition at his house to undress, saying he needed to check how quickly she could remove her clothes backstage, before he raped her.
# Child Protection
Sex offender prevented from travelling under Northern Ireland's first ever Foreign Travel Order
The order prevents the offender from travelling to any worldwide country besides Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
# child sex offender
Shatter: Government will not oppose Child Sex Offenders Bill
The bill – which was put forward by the Reform Alliance – will be discussed by the Dáil on Friday.
# Northern Ireland
Missing sex offender back in custody after handing himself in
Joseph McCabe had been missing since early April after he breached the conditions that had been attached to his release on licence.
# Sex Offender
Police warn public about missing sex offender
Police are appealing to Joseph McCabe to hand himself in – and are warning the public not to approach him.
# Your Say
Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison?
Minister Alan Shatter is expected to introduce laws to increase monitoring of sex offenders, but should they be tagged after serving their sentence?