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# Sexual Abuse

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'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.
60 charges withdrawn in Waterford child abuse trial
A young boy has claimed his mother and father sexually abused him.
Man charged with sexual assault after extradition from Spain
The man was escorted back to Ireland by gardaí yesterday.
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.
Boy who alleges parents abused him was abused while in foster care, court told
The boy has been giving evidence via video-link.
Kesha's sexual assault claims against producer are dismissed
The singer claimed Dr Luke violated her rights.
Mother and father charged with rape and sexual exploitation of their young son
The parents face 82 charges.
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.
'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.
Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí
“‘Grace’ is no isolated incident. I know – the same thing happened to me”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders
The latest tranche of child protection reviews examines allegations against 20 orders.
'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.
'I was nine when he first abused me, I was home from school because I was sick'
Emma and Vanessa Witherow’s mother stood by their stepfather after he was jailed for sexually abusing them over ten years.
78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece
The man claimed his grandniece asked him to pay her for sex.
American soldiers 'told to ignore' sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies
Troops were reportedly instructed to “look the other way” in cases of abuse, even when it took place on military bases.
Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys
The former archbishop died overnight, the Vatican has announced today.
In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison
Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.
Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation
A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.
A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.
Bill Cosby admitted drugging a woman to have sex with her
A rape case was brought to court, but dropped.
Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty
He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago
Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'
Rose said she would consider taking legal action against gardaí who were aware of his abuse.
Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation
Breda O’Brien was released without charge this afternoon.
Brendan Smyth victim: 'Every time it happened another part of me died'
Loreto, who was previously known as Samantha, successfully campaigned to have the word ‘Reverend’ removed from the paedophile priest’s headstone.
Tipperary man jailed for raping young girl who believed he was her Dad
Michael Smith will spend at least 12 years in prison.
Man, 21, avoids jail after sexually abusing his 5-year-old niece
The 5-year-old would sleep in the man’s bed because she was afraid of ghosts.
"Put up or shut up" - Mairia Cahill's challenge after Gerry Adams 'uncle' claims
Cahill says her family are considering legal action.
'Treatment for sexualised behaviour in young children is urgently needed'
A significant proportion of referrals to CARI in recent years are in the under-12 age group.
'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'
Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.
Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?
Our nearest neighbour is cracking down on sex buyers.