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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Friday 10 March, 2017

Eye-track tech allows victim give evidence to put away sexual abuser

Tracking his blinking was used to record the testimony of the victim, who suffered from Motor Neurone Disease.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 6 March, 2017

71-year-old jailed for six years for grooming and sexually abusing teenage nephew

The judge said the sentence would have been considerably higher if it were not for the man’s advanced age.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996

The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Disabled man who raped his nephew multiple times jailed for seven years

The child was aged between seven and nine years at the time of the assaults.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Man charged with possession of first book to be banned in Ireland in nearly two decades

He also stands accused of two counts of sexual assault of a boy aged under ten over a decade ago.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 January, 2017

Court hears father would leave £50 on his daughter's bedside locker after sexually abusing her

The man apologised in court for not admitting to abusing his daughter when she was aged between 10-12 years old.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 20 January, 2017

'Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse' - historical abuse inquiry releases damning report

The greatest number of complaints relate to four Catholic-run homes in the North.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 December, 2016

Researchers in Cork develop technology that will identify child sexual abuse images online

Current systems mean specialists have to view “traumatic and distressing” material.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

From The42 Eric Bristow apologises for football sex abuse comments Football Abuse

Eric Bristow apologises for football sex abuse comments

The former darts champion was sacked by Sky Sports yesterday.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 27 November, 2016

FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations

Four police forces are investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse against children in English football circles as part of a deepening scandal.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 25 November, 2016

Law lecturer convicted of possessing child pornography loses latest legal challenge

Julian Myerscough was arrested on 2 October 2015 at a hotel in Dublin on foot of a European arrest warrant.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 3 November, 2016

TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case

The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Man sentenced to six months in prison over sexual abuse of his sister, brother and nephew

The judge took into account his health and work record.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 19 August, 2016

Judge says alleged sexual abuse of two children is 'most disturbing evidence' he has seen in 20 years

The children’s foster parents do not want them to be reunited with their biological parents.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'

Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.

Boy at centre of sexual abuse case believes his mother didn't do anything wrong

The 12-year-old said he blames his father, who was convicted of nine counts of raping him when he was six and seven.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 11 July, 2016

Calls for new hate crime laws as people report assaults and violence because of sexuality

The RCNI’s new report launched today looks at LGBT survivors of sexual violence.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 1 July, 2016

'Pillar of local community' jailed for sexually abusing two boys

The offences took place 25 years ago.

Police face misconduct action over handling of Ian Watkins child abuse case

The singer was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for a string of child sexual abuse offences.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Dublin man dies before appeal of life sentence for raping and sexually abusing three of his children

The 79-year-old was convicted on 98 counts in 2010.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

'Singing priest' convicted of sexually abusing a boy after claiming he didn't know him

The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the early 1980s, when the boy was aged between 10 and 13 years.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 16 May, 2016

60 charges withdrawn in Waterford child abuse trial

A young boy has claimed his mother and father sexually abused him.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Man charged with sexual assault after extradition from Spain

The man was escorted back to Ireland by gardaí yesterday.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 22 April, 2016

Father threatened partner into having sex with their son, court told

The parents face a total of 82 charges of abuse between 2007 and 2011.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 18 April, 2016

Boy who alleges parents abused him was abused while in foster care, court told

The boy has been giving evidence via video-link.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Kesha's sexual assault claims against producer are dismissed

The singer claimed Dr Luke violated her rights.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Intellectually disabled man left in care home with alleged abuser for two years - report

A report from the new HSE whisteblower service highlights claims of abuse in residential facilities.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Macho culture' at BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to abuse 57 females and 15 boys

The youngest victim of a sexual assault was just eight years old.

Tony Blackburn says BBC sacked him over Jimmy Savile inquiry

Blackburn said the BBC are “destroying” his career because his version of events does not tally with theirs.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí Exclusive

“‘Grace’ is no isolated incident. I know – the same thing happened to me”.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 15 February, 2016

From The42 Court hears details of how Adam Johnson met with underage girl for 'thank you kiss and more' Grooming

Court hears details of how Adam Johnson met with underage girl for 'thank you kiss and more'

The jury watched a video recording of the girl’s police interview during the ex-Premier League footballer’s trial today.

Former GAA coach fails in bid to challenge ruling that he’s a risk to children

In 2013 the Child and Family Agency found he was a risk to children and third parties should be informed of this.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

German police accused of covering up the rape of a 13-year-old girl

Russia is calling for an explanation over Berlin’s handling of the case.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Jimmy Savile abused victims while on camera and on the set of Top of the Pops

A draft report into his abuses at the BBC has been leaked.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 15 January, 2016

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 4 January, 2016

Outrage at closure of only 24-hour service for sexually abused children

A charity which offers therapy to child victims said those under the age of 14 will not be able to avail of adequate examination and treatment.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 7 December, 2015

Beating, pinching, deliberate poisoning - 19,000 reports of child abuse made in Ireland every year

The largest number of referrals relate to concerns about emotional abuse.