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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Vatican visitors propose Church reforms to deal with abuse fallout

An Apostolic Visitation sent by Pope Benedict XVI suggests reforming admissions to seminaries, and organisation of dioceses.

Vatican visitors to publish report on Church child abuse

Pope Benedict’s hand-picked ‘Apostolic Visitation’ will publish a summary of their findings later this morning.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Child pornography blocking system to be debated by Seanad

New proposals could radically cut the number of people in Ireland accessing child abuse material, according to backers.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Entire staff of US school removed as police investigate child sex abuse

More than 120 staff members at the Los Angeles school – from the principal and teachers to cafeteria workers – are being replaced as police investigate the child sex abuse claims.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 January, 2012

€8,500 damages for priest over human rights abuse in trial

An Irish priest, whose trial for alleged sexual abuse took almost 13 years, wins damages at the European Court of Human Rights.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Children in Mexican adoption scam show signs of sexual abuse

Eleven Irish couples have been innocently embroiled in the apparent child-trafficking ring as they believed it was a legitimate adoption process.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 16 January, 2012

Belgian authorities raid three bishops' offices

Investigators in Belgium say they are nearing the end of a two-year probe into whether church officials protected child abusers at the expense of their victims

# sexual-abuse - Monday 9 January, 2012

Diocese asks priests to contribute to child abuse fund

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Dermot Clifford, asks priests to voluntarily donate to cover debts incurred in child protection.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Fugitive Irish priest behind large sex abuse settlement extradited from Brazil

Fr Peter Kennedy was at the centre of one of the largest sexual abuse settlements ever seen in the State – and is wanted in connection with dozens of other allegations of child sexual abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 19 December, 2011

Government publishes final sections of damning Cloyne report

The Department of Justice publishes the final extracts of the report into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations in Cloyne.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 15 December, 2011

TDs call for inquiry into sexual abuse at Drogheda hospital

A cross-party group of TDs and Senators from Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan have asked the Taoiseach to set up an inquiry into allegations of abuse at the hospital spanning 30 years.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Man sentenced to 2,080 lashes for raping teenage daughter

The sentence was handed down by a court in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

English High Court rules Church can be sued for priests' abuse

The court has ruled that the Catholic Church is responsible for its priests – allowing it to be sued over sexual abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Child sexual abuse support group reports continuing high demand for services

Last year, over 900 people sought the services of One in Four which seeks to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Ireland.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 9 September, 2011

State to pay €50 million in legal fees for religious orders

The payouts arise from the work of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, which was set up in 2000 and published the Ryan Report in 2009.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Mexican man 'raped captive teen girls for seven years'

A man in Mexico City is arrested on suspicion of imprisoning and raping two teenagers, killing one and fathering five children.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 8 August, 2011

Polygamist leader heard on tape training child brides for sex

Warren Jeffs was convicted on Friday of child sex abuse. He’s the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning: fears of more abuse victims in Donegal, Vatican denies telling Bishops to keep quiet on Cloyne, and the controversial t-shirt removed from a Sinn Féin website…

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Report into Cloyne sexual abuse to be published tomorrow

The official report of the Commission of Investigation into child sex abuse in the Cork diocese is to be published.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

€400,000 in damages for woman abused by dancing teacher

Landmark ruling makes it first case to succeed on grounds of post-traumatic stress disorder.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 4 July, 2011

Some €847 million paid out to victims of institutional abuse: report

Ireland’s first UPR report has revealed that 13,669 victims of institutional abuse have been compensated – and recommends that a committee to clarify “the state’s interaction” with the Magdalene Laundries be established.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 1 July, 2011

Priest apologises to victim for abuse

Paul McGennis has said he’s sorry for the ‘stress and torture’ he caused. He began abusing his victim in the eighties, when she was 10 years old.

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 30 May, 2011

Belgian church to compensate victims for abuse

The Catholic church in Belgium said that in recognition of its “moral responsibility and the expectations of society” it will ensure those who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy will be compensated.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 26 May, 2011

HIV-positive Italian priest arrested over paedophilia claims - in diocese of key anti-paedophilia Bishop

A key ally of Pope Benedict in establishing a tough policy on how bishops handle abuse allegations is hit with problems of his own.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

From The42 Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard says he was sexually abused by coach Fight

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard says he was sexually abused by coach

Former world champions says he ‘was in a lot of pain’ when he chased Olympic gold and professional titles.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

HSE considers cutting all core funding to Rape Crisis Network

The final decision to slash all core funding to the country’s Rape Crisis Network – which would force the current support services offered to victims of rape and sexual abuse to end – has been postponed until August pending a review.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Church abuse watchdog reports increase in allegations

The National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church says reports grew by 38 per cent on last year.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Cork woman's appeal against school sexual abuse may be set for Europe

A Cork woman is appealing a ruling that the State is not liable for the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her teacher.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Vatican sanctions Belgian bishop who abused nephew

A Belgian bishop who resigned last year after admitting he had sexually abused his nephew has been sanctioned by the Vatican – and will no longer be permitted to act as a priest in public.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Dutch police arrest father of 12-year-old girl who gave birth

The father of a child who gave birth on a school trip last month has been arrested by police following DNA testing.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: More arrests made in connection with the murder of Dublin teenager David Byrne; Eamon Gilmore hopes Ireland will recognise a Palestinian state during his tenure; and we celebrate all things Shatner.

German father convicted of 162 abuse counts

A German man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter and forced her into prostitution has been convicted of 162 counts of sexual abuse by a judge who called him a “pitiless egoist”.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

184 suspected child sex offenders arrested in international investigation

Thirteen countries were involved in major Europol operation to uncover a massive internet paedophile ring.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Priest's sex victim awarded highest-ever clerical abuse payout of $30m

Parish in which abuse happened is held liable for part of the award as victim argues other priests knew what was going on.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 29 November, 2010

Ratzinger 'failed to deal with suspected paedophile' - reports

A German magazine says new documents show that Pope Benedict allowed a suspected paedophile to work with children.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 1 November, 2010

Church abuse victims march on the Vatican

The international protest by victims of clerical sexual abuse ends with a candlelit march toward St Peter’s Square.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Abuse victims divided about meeting apostolic delegation

Irish victims of clerical sexual abuse are divided on whether to meet the apostolic