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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina

The victims were children and adolescents aged between four and 17.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 21 November, 2019

There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari

“Choking is a massive issue,” among teenagers, psychotherapist Stella O’Malley told RTÉ’s Today with SOR show.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Government to consider statutory inquiry into Scouting Ireland after victims of sexual abuse speak out

One victim described his relationship with drugs and alcohol as a result of the abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

High Court clears way for trial of man accused of sexually abusing relative over 50 years ago to proceed

The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had sought to halt his prosecution from proceeding.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child

Appearing on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, the popular broadcaster said for years he blamed himself for what happened.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Charity had to 'turn people away' after Belfast rape trial and Pope's visit put pressure on services

Charity One in Four said it had to close its waiting list last year due to a lack of funding.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 13 September, 2019

Mother to stand trial accused of putting her daughter at risk of sexual abuse by her husband

The woman, 28, allegedly knew the man and her child were engaged in “certain sexual activities”.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 6 September, 2019

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 17 August, 2019

How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison

Experts in the area say their work can face strong opposition from the public but it is vital to ensure offenders do not harm anyone else.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 17 May, 2019

Man who repeatedly abused his niece during 'perverted games' jailed for 11 years

The attacks took place regularly while he was babysitting the child at weekends.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 29 April, 2019

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”.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'This isn't me': R Kelly denies sexual abuse allegations in first TV interview since being charged Denial This post contains videos

'This isn't me': R Kelly denies sexual abuse allegations in first TV interview since being charged

The R&B star said the allegations against him were just rumours as he faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 25 February, 2019

Retired surgeon Michael Shine sentenced to four years in jail for sexual abuse of patients

One victim called it a “good day for me and for all victims of abuse”.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Michael Shine spoke very, very softly and referred to me as a nice boy most of the time'

Shine was yesterday found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over a period of three decades.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 28 January, 2019

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”.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Celine Dion removing R Kelly collaboration from streaming sites amid sexual abuse allegations

The singer is the latest star to take down a duet with Kelly.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 14 January, 2019

Woman suing R. Kelly for sexual battery accuses his team of threatening her with 'private photos' Time's Up This post contains videos

Woman suing R. Kelly for sexual battery accuses his team of threatening her with 'private photos'

Faith Rodgers testified in the Surviving R. Kelly documentary.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 10 December, 2018

Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl

John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 1 December, 2018

US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests

It is among several American to have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent years.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused

The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Retraumatising and stigmatising': One in Four's annual report hits out at handling of sexual abuse trials

The organisation found that it supported 31 clients through a criminal trial in 2017.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 24 August, 2018

Former gymnastics coach latest person charged in Nassar sexual abuse scandal

Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 13 August, 2018

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

The court heard the offending has had a “significant impact” on the victim, who was aged between 14 and 16 when he was indecently assaulted by McCafferty.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September

A number of survivors allege that there was collusion between the gardaí and the Catholic Church.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 25 June, 2018

Man who repeatedly raped ex-partner and teenage foster daughter jailed for 18 years

The 37-year-old Limerick man threatened the child’s foster mother with a knife during the night long ordeal.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 22 June, 2018

65-year-old man admits sexually abusing three children

The man knows he will be going into custody for a substantial time, the court heard.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 8 June, 2018

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 1 June, 2018

Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s

Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted friend as she lay asleep jailed for three years

The 50-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of sexually assaulting the woman at her Tipperary home on 7 September 2015.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'He took my virginity': Woman tells court she confronted brother years after alleged abuse ended

The woman, now aged 41, alleges her brother began abusing her at the age of four.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man who sexually abused young boy after 'working his way' into home jailed for six years

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four charges of oral rape and four of sexual assault.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Man goes on trial accused of serial rape of his younger sister

The abuse is alleged to have begun when the complainant was four years old.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 17 March, 2018

US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'

An in-depth investigation by the Associated Press was published this week.

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