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# Sexual Abuse

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Charity had to 'turn people away' after Belfast rape trial and Pope's visit put pressure on services
Mother to stand trial accused of putting her daughter at risk of sexual abuse by her husband
Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme
How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison
'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
Man who repeatedly abused his niece during 'perverted games' jailed for 11 years
Man who raped his teenage daughter in 'depraved' attacks jailed for 11 years
'This isn't me': R Kelly denies sexual abuse allegations in first TV interview since being charged
Retired surgeon Michael Shine sentenced to four years in jail for sexual abuse of patients
'Michael Shine spoke very, very softly and referred to me as a nice boy most of the time'
Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse
Limerick man jailed for 11 years for raping partner's young daughter
Celine Dion removing R Kelly collaboration from streaming sites amid sexual abuse allegations
Woman suing R. Kelly for sexual battery accuses his team of threatening her with 'private photos'
Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church
Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl
US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests
New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused
'Retraumatising and stigmatising': One in Four's annual report hits out at handling of sexual abuse trials
McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse
Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal
Former gymnastics coach latest person charged in Nassar sexual abuse scandal
Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager
Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here
Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September
Man who repeatedly raped ex-partner and teenage foster daughter jailed for 18 years
65-year-old man admits sexually abusing three children
Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother
Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s
'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'
Tanya Ward
Man who sexually assaulted friend as she lay asleep jailed for three years
'He took my virginity': Woman tells court she confronted brother years after alleged abuse ended
Man who sexually abused young boy after 'working his way' into home jailed for six years
Man goes on trial accused of serial rape of his younger sister
US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'
Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'
Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody
Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter
Bill and Ted actor speaks about being sexually abused as a child
265 people have come forward as victims of USA Gymnastics doctor