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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 5 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 5th 2019, 8:24 AM 68,227 Views 41 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 10,711 Views 12 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Sep 13th 2019, 7:12 AM 38,109 Views 0 Comments

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
# Caranua
# Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

Sep 6th 2019, 10:34 PM 17,654 Views 48 Comments

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
# Prevention
# Prevention

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

Aug 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 50,933 Views 51 Comments

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'
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 77,223 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

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

May 17th 2019, 6:11 PM 45,657 Views 0 Comments

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
# Donegal
# Donegal

Man who raped his teenage daughter in 'depraved' attacks jailed for 11 years

Apr 29th 2019, 6:37 PM 53,592 Views 0 Comments

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
# Denial

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

Mar 6th 2019, 7:02 AM 19,699 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Feb 25th 2019, 2:58 PM 19,574 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Michael Shine
# Michael Shine

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

Feb 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,355 Views 0 Comments

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
# Marie Collins
# Marie Collins

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,583 Views 20 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Limerick man jailed for 11 years for raping partner's young daughter

Jan 28th 2019, 4:29 PM 33,337 Views 0 Comments

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
# I’m Your Angel
# I’m Your Angel

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

Jan 16th 2019, 10:18 AM 14,545 Views 0 Comments

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
# Time's Up

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

Jan 14th 2019, 10:44 PM 29,948 Views 0 Comments

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
# Illinois
# Illinois

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

Dec 20th 2018, 7:04 AM 9,838 Views 30 Comments

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
# John O'reilly

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

Dec 10th 2018, 10:09 PM 35,899 Views 0 Comments

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
# Church Scandal
# Church Scandal

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

Dec 1st 2018, 9:20 AM 14,058 Views 28 Comments

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
# One House
# One House

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

Oct 30th 2018, 2:39 PM 6,960 Views 9 Comments

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
# On Trial
# On Trial

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

Oct 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,706 Views 2 Comments

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
# Apology
# Apology

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

Sep 18th 2018, 4:17 PM 8,233 Views 33 Comments

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
# Call To Resign
# Call To Resign

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

Aug 26th 2018, 8:42 AM 37,773 Views 20 Comments

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
# MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
# MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Former gymnastics coach latest person charged in Nassar sexual abuse scandal

Aug 24th 2018, 8:11 AM 15,869 Views 0 Comments

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
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

Aug 13th 2018, 3:34 PM 9,988 Views 2 Comments

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
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

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

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 35,821 Views 234 Comments

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
# Sex Abuse Claims
# Sex Abuse Claims

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

Jul 10th 2018, 8:27 PM 9,337 Views 0 Comments

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
# Limerick
# Limerick

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

Jun 25th 2018, 6:22 PM 29,673 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

65-year-old man admits sexually abusing three children

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 15,519 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

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

Jun 8th 2018, 7:55 PM 22,275 Views 26 Comments

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
# Wales
# Wales

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

Jun 1st 2018, 11:10 PM 19,102 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

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

May 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 24,382 Views 110 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 1st 2018, 3:01 PM 34,267 Views 9 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Apr 24th 2018, 6:21 PM 26,323 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Apr 20th 2018, 9:17 PM 21,714 Views 4 Comments

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
# Rape
# Rape

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

Apr 19th 2018, 7:19 PM 27,595 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

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

Mar 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 10,039 Views 1 Comment

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

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'
# Scandal
# Scandal

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

Feb 24th 2018, 12:24 PM 11,658 Views 14 Comments

There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody
# Longford
# Longford

Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody

Feb 17th 2018, 11:50 AM 14,851 Views 0 Comments

He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 5 February, 2018

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

Feb 5th 2018, 12:43 PM 19,847 Views 90 Comments

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 February, 2018

Bill and Ted actor speaks about being sexually abused as a child
# Me Too
# Me Too

Bill and Ted actor speaks about being sexually abused as a child

Feb 2nd 2018, 9:20 PM 33,330 Views 11 Comments

Alex Winter said starring in the Bill and Ted films was “therapeutic”.