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# Sexual Abuse

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'I could not abandon him': Journalist explains why he wrote reference for Tom Humphries
Humphries groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.
Former Glee star pleads guilty to possession of indecent images of children
Mark Salling faces up to seven years in prison after his guilty plea.
Two in five calls to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in 2016 related to childhood abuse
Almost half, or 46% of people who contacted the centre, were abused by someone they knew.
Tom Humphries hears how victim 'blocked out childhood memories' to 'block out all the abuse'
The former sports journalist will be sentenced in three weeks time after a hearing yesterday.
Abused children being made wait five years before court case over
Support charity Cari believes “a five-year time span out of a child’s life is too long”.
Lotto millionaire accused of sexual acts with a child has bail placed at €200,000
A garda told the court the British man’s phone had videos of the sexual activity.
Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges
The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.
Woman convicted of making false rape claims against innocent men in London
Jemma Beale claimed she had been sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine.
Almost 1,500 calls were made to a sexual violence centre in Cork last year
Nine in 10 victims that availed of the centre’s services were female.
Church of England admits it 'colluded and concealed' sex abuse claims against a bishop
The Archbishop of Canterbury offered an unreserved apology to victims today.
'Once it's online it's very difficult to get back': The dangers of posting sexual images on the net
We spoke to a Detective Superintendent about the issue.
Volunteer accused of abuse was allowed to keep working at disability service for years
Hiqa found that management at Camphill in Kilkenny repeatedly failed to address safeguarding of residents.
Netflix's The Keepers highlights harrowing sexual abuse in a 1960s US Catholic school
The documentary investigates the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969.
Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images
The man admitted to possessing 2,683 images and 721 movie files in total.
Elite US boarding school acknowledges decades of 'sexual misconduct' by staff
An investigation into St Paul’s School reviewed 34 current and former staff members.
Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial
He will attend the trial at Southwark crown court from next week.
'An evil person': Longford man who sexually abused four nieces jailed for 13 years
The first victim was abused around the time of her first holy communion.
Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner's son (7)
“He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.”
Over 100 suspected paedophiles arrested in Spain
The victims’ ages ran from a few months to around 14-years-old.
'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension
The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Researchers in Cork develop technology that will identify child sexual abuse images online
Current systems mean specialists have to view “traumatic and distressing” material.
Eric Bristow apologises for football sex abuse comments
The former darts champion was sacked by Sky Sports yesterday.
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.
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.
TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case
The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.