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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Man given partially suspended sentence for sexually abusing young niece over two-year period

The man was sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 12 October, 2020

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims

Dignity 4 Patients raised “grave concerns” ahead of the publications of its annual report tomorrow.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Speak or Survive: Sexual violence victims still fighting roadblocks to justice

Survivors of sexual crimes tell Noteworthy investigation what needs to change to give victims a chance to find a voice, justice – and peace.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 7 September, 2020

Calls to rape crisis helpline increase as service warns of drop in funds due to pandemic

Since restrictions were eased there has been a “significant surge in demand” for the DRCC’s services.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 15 August, 2020

R Kelly’s manager charged with making phone threats to cinema

A threatened shooting forced the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that R Kelly sexually abused women and girls.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

PSNI arrests 10 people in historical sexual abuse investigation

All 10 people are aged between 63 and 78 and were arrested in Fermanagh, Belfast and Derry.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 20 July, 2020

Man sentenced to 12 years for daily rape and sexual abuse of step-daughter

The man told gardaí that he had abused the girl 120 times or more.

98% increase in people contacting rape crisis centres for support during pandemic

More than 4,400 contacts were made to six centres from March to June.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Man jailed for four years over sexual assault and rape of his younger sister

Two more brothers have had their sentencing deferred to next January.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 13 July, 2020

Eleven plead not guilty to alleged sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect of four children

One of the men is also charged with inappropriately administering medication to one of the alleged victims.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Man in his 70s charged over historical sex abuse allegations

The case relates to incidents which allegedly occurred between 1978 and 1986.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 27 April, 2020

Man who sexually assaulted his son in the 1980s jailed for four and a half years

The man’s son was seven years old at the time of the abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 29 February, 2020

'Shame': Walkouts at French Oscars as Roman Polanski wins best director

Actor Adele Haenel led the walk-out after the 86-year-old director’s win at the César Awards.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 14 February, 2020

Scouting Ireland arrest: Gardaí believe there are more than 20 alleged sexual abuse victims

A number of properties were also searched by officers.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 20 January, 2020

Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago

The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Man (70s) receives suspended sentence for sexual abuse of boy in the 1960s

Gordon Black was aged between 16 and 20 years of age when he molested his victim.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 26 December, 2019

From The42 'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that' Interview

'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that'

Richie Sadlier discusses his new book ‘Recovering’ and his long journey towards contentment.

# 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”.

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