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# Sexual Abuse

This year
Donegal man jailed for 10 and half years for rape and sexual abuse of daughter
Karen Harkin, now 22, waived her anonymity so her father Michael Carter can be named.
Girl who reported sexual abuse by brother two years ago still waiting on counselling, court hears
The now 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to the oral rape of his sister at the family home on dates between 2018 and 2021.
Man who raped sister while both were children is jailed for three-and-a-half years
The judge said the victim had maintained “a silence for the sake of everyone else”, baby-sitting for her brother’s children.
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.
Inquiry launched into sexual abuse at schools run by religious orders
The Education Minister said that the inquiry would be survivor-led.
Child rapist who led 'double life' has sentence increased by two years
The DPP held the view that the sentencing judge erred when handing down the earlier sentence for 72 counts of rape and sexual assault.
Andrew Tate due in Romanian court to appeal against continued detention
The controversial social media influencer is charged with being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking and rape.
Last year
Rape crisis centres: Increase in helpline calls compared with pre-pandemic years
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s rape crisis statistics 2021 report.
US coach praises players for stand against sexual abuse
Vlatko Andonovski backed his team’s actions.
Ex-Christian brother teacher convicted of molesting two boys gets 30-month jail sentence
One victim said he felt humiliated by his abuser and that the man had stolen his faith in God.
Jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl in 1975
Jurors found that the entertainer intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Judy Huth when she was a teenager.
High Court finds aspect of law that criminalises defilement of a child unconstitutional
The case concerns a challenge brought by a serving prisoner.
Irish festivals sign up to campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence
Electric Picnic is among the festivals signed up to the charter.
'Slicing myself open': Sexual abuse survivors say making statement to gardaí is re-traumatising
Participants in new research have called for reform within the criminal justice system.
Man jailed for nine months for sexually abusing three children while they slept in their beds
Iosach O Riain (62) pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl in her family home in Dublin.
Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children
During the sentencing, the judge said the parents had engaged in “the most profound breach of trust a human being can commit against their children”.
Man jailed for nine years for sex abuse of sister when they were young
The 49-year-old Dublin man pleaded guilty to 24 sample counts of sexually abusing his sister.
Australian cricket hit by 1985 sexual abuse allegation
Jamie Mitchell claims that he was raped on the tour by a team official.
All time
Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of sex trafficking crimes
The British socialite denied recruiting and grooming young girls to be abused by late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Former principal fails to appeal convictions for sexually abusing boys over 50 years ago
The Court of Appeal rejected what was described as an “extraordinary” submission by Patrick Harte.
HSE workers who failed ‘Grace’ should be prosecuted, Dáil told
The Farrelly Commission has been investigating the case and has published two interim reports, which were debated by the Dail on Thursday.
Former Boys Brigade leader pleads guilty to sexual abuse of two young Wicklow brothers
Gordon Black appeared in relation to four counts of indecent assault from during the 1970s.
Simon Coveney: Families to be provided with full report into Donegal care home abuse scandal
The report’s publication has been delayed following a dispute between the HSE, gardaí and the report’s authors.
Prince Andrew's lawyers issue denial of sex abuse claims
Virginia Giuffre has claimed she was trafficked to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17 and a minor under US law.
Man (56) jailed for almost four years for childhood rape of sister
The man was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.
Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece
The two incidents took place on unknown dates sometime between early 1976 and late 1979.
Horse charity raises concerns as it records its first case of suspected bestiality in ten years
The horse suffered internal damage and scarring, according to an animal welfare group.
The horse was taken from its owner and housed by the charity after the allegations
One vet said he had not seen anything like the damage sustained by the horse in his 25 years
'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out
Charlene Masterson was sexually assaulted by her father for over seven-and-a-half years. He was jailed today.
Man who sexually abused two of his partner's sisters jailed for eight years
Stephen Lynch (31) had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
'I was disgusted by it': Former Belvedere College pupils claim priest assaulted them
An Garda Síochána determined that a crime was committed but the priest in question died prior to a complaint being made.
An Garda Síochána determined that a crime was committed but the priest in question died prior to a complaint being made
Órla Ryan speaks to two men who say they were assaulted by Fr Brendan Kearney in the 1970s and 1980s
"He used to call the boy in question with this finger slowly - that boy would know exactly what was going on"
Laois man jailed for ten years for sexually abusing his daughter
Marlene Prakash-Shiels (25) wished to waive her right to anonymity so her father could be named.
'Game of Thrones' actor sues Marilyn Manson for alleged rape and abuse
Bianco said in a statement she had spoken out to stop Manson “from shattering any more lives”.
Jesuits start redress consultation for people abused by Joseph Marmion
Marmion was a teacher at Belvedere College in Dublin from 1969 until 1978.
Man (77) who sexually abused three of his granddaughters jailed for 11 years
One of the man’s victims said she feared disclosing the abuse would break up her family.
Man (58) who raped six-month-old baby to be sentenced next week
The 58-year-old also produced sexually explicit images of four other children.
Man who raped his daughter for 16 years and fathered her child is jailed for 16 years
The now 34-year-old woman said every day with her father felt like “a fight to survive”.
Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her
The actor said she was “brainwashed and manipulated” by the singer.
Father of girl raped by teenage cousin criticises 'chronic' underfunding of child sexual abuse services
The girl’s father was speaking at the sentencing of his 16 year-old nephew.
Sharing intimate images with intent to harm could carry seven year prison sentence
The new offences deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images.
Gardaí looking into allegations that large number of images of women were shared online without their consent
An online messaging platform, Discord, deleted a server and banned users.