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# Sexual Abuse

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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.
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.
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”.
Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl
John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.
US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests
It is among several American to have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent years.
New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused
The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.
'Retraumatising and stigmatising': One in Four's annual report hits out at handling of sexual abuse trials
The organisation found that it supported 31 clients through a criminal trial in 2017.
McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse
Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.
Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign.
Former gymnastics coach latest person charged in Nassar sexual abuse scandal
Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June.
Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager
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.
Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here
A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.
Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September
A number of survivors allege that there was collusion between the gardaí and the Catholic Church.
Man who repeatedly raped ex-partner and teenage foster daughter jailed for 18 years
The 37-year-old Limerick man threatened the child’s foster mother with a knife during the night long ordeal.
65-year-old man admits sexually abusing three children
The man knows he will be going into custody for a substantial time, the court heard.
Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother
A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.
Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s
Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.
'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'
Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.
Man who sexually assaulted friend as she lay asleep jailed for three years
The 50-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of sexually assaulting the woman at her Tipperary home on 7 September 2015.
'He took my virginity': Woman tells court she confronted brother years after alleged abuse ended
The woman, now aged 41, alleges her brother began abusing her at the age of four.
Man who sexually abused young boy after 'working his way' into home jailed for six years
The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four charges of oral rape and four of sexual assault.
Man goes on trial accused of serial rape of his younger sister
The abuse is alleged to have begun when the complainant was four years old.
US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'
An in-depth investigation by the Associated Press was published this week.
Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'
There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.
Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody
He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.
Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter
The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.
Bill and Ted actor speaks about being sexually abused as a child
Alex Winter said starring in the Bill and Ted films was “therapeutic”.
265 people have come forward as victims of USA Gymnastics doctor
Last week, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing girls.
'My heart is so full': Victims of US Gymnastics doctor react to 175-year sentence
Judge Aquilina cast doubt over Larry Nassar’s apology, telling him ” you still think that somehow you are right”.
New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace
The last SAVI report, which was commissioned 16 years ago, is to be updated.
Katherine Zappone: 'Students will be asked to challenge ideas of what consent is'
We need to face up to the reality of sexual abuse, violence and harassment, writes Katherine Zappone.
Former Glee star Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography charges
More than 50,000 images of child sexual abuse were found on the actor’s computer and USB drive.
Man jailed for nine years for 'reprehensible' sexual abuse of partner's two sons
The offending came to light after the older victim suspected that the man may be abusing his younger brother also.
Renowned US opera conductor facing allegations he sexually abused teenage boy
James Levine won 10 Grammy Awards over the course of his career.
Sexual abuse: 'Did I consent? I was just a little girl, but yes, I let it happen'
This is the story of a woman who did speak up about her abuse. But she wasn’t believed.
Former GAA coach sentenced to seven years for dozens of sexual assaults on boys
Ronan McCormack abused one of the boys at least 60 to 100 times.
Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case
The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.
'The higher the profile and success of a member of society, the greater the fall'
Former sports journalist Tom Humphries has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for grooming and sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences
The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.
Male abuse victims: 'It is easier to believe that men are Harvey Weinsteins'
Our double standard regarding male and female agency is why men are reluctant to come forward to report any kind of abuse, writes James Behan.