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# Sexual Abuse

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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.
Woman given suspended sentence for sexually abusing girl in Dublin orphanage 50 years ago
The case was heard at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.
Man given partially suspended sentence for sexually abusing young niece over two-year period
The man was sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man in his 70s charged over historical sex abuse allegations
The case relates to incidents which allegedly occurred between 1978 and 1986.
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.
'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
'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.
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.
Scouting Ireland arrest: Gardaí believe there are more than 20 alleged sexual abuse victims
A number of properties were also searched by officers.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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”.
'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.
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”.
'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.
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.
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”.