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# Sexual Assault

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of eight-year-old girl
The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the girl at an address in Cork on a date between 1 and 7 November 2003.
# Sexual Assault
Ireland's six Sexual Assault Treatment Units saw over 1,000 people last year
The figure increased by almost 200 people compared with 2021.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Oasis Group
Canadian spiritual leader charged with sex assault of followers
John de Ruiter ran an organization called the College of Integrated Philosophy, also known as the Oasis Group.
# Courts
Man who repeatedly raped woman he met on dating website jailed for nine years
The judge said Bajo Ziflai had shown no remorse or acknowledged the harm he caused to the woman on the night in question.
Last month
January 2023
# Los Angeles
Adult film star Ron Jeremy found unable to stand trial for rape
Jeremy became recognisable through reality shows, public appearances and music videos.
Last year
# Los Angeles
Prosecution rests case at Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial
Weinstein is two years into a 23-year sentence for his conviction in New York.
# Courts
Woman tells court of being sexually assaulted in bedroom of man whose parents were at home
The man pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the woman he met on Tinder.
# Courts
Security guard jailed for sexually abusing his younger sister for nearly two decades
The complainant told investigators that her older brother had sexually molested her on an almost daily basis
# weinstein
Weinstein accuser takes to the witness box in LA after New York evidence
Weinstein, 70, has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault involving five women.
# Los Angeles
Woman tells court Weinstein sexually assaulted her twice, 17 years apart
Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault.
Rape crisis centres: Increase in helpline calls compared with pre-pandemic years
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s rape crisis statistics 2021 report.
# Dublin
Woman 'definitely did not consent' to any sexual activity at centre of trial, court hears
The woman’s husband is on trial accused of assaulting her over a period of nine years.
# Court
Man on trial accused of sexually assaulting his wife over period of nine years
The judge said it was a difficult and sensitive case, where the woman in question was unconscious when allegedly assaulted.
# Charged
Singer Rex Orange County charged with six counts of sexually assaulting woman
The singer, whose real name is Alexander O’Connor, pleaded not guilty in court today.
# Annual Report
Over 7,000 people contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the first time in 2021
The line was at its busiest in September and November.
# Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson sex assault investigation goes to US prosecutors
The investigation included a November search of Manson’s home, where media devices and other items were seized.
# on trial
Woman ‘woke to find Benjamin Mendy on top of her’, court told
The Manchester City defender denies the rape, in the early hours of 24 July, 2021.
# Accused
George Foreman sued for alleged sexual assault
The incident took place when the two women were teenagers in the 1970s, according to lawsuits filed in Los Angeles.
# Trial
‘Predator’ Benjamin Mendy turned pursuit of women for sex into game, court told
The Manchester City footballer’s trial began at Chester Crown Court today.
Man charged in relation to alleged sexual assault on girl in Antrim
The man (18) is due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
# character references
Experts call for 'careful consideration' of proposals to cross-examine references in rape trials
A proposed law would give prosecutors powers to cross-examine character references.
Legal experts say that cross-examining character references could have wider implications for Ireland's courts system.
The Government has indicated that it may consider the issue over the next year, Stephen McDermott writes.
# Eric Weinberg
Scrubs co-executive producer arrested on multiple sexual assault charges
Eric Weinberg allegedly approached targeted young women in public places under the guise of being a photographer offering them work.
# Not Guilty
Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty after being accused of sex attacks
The 62-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey this morning.
# UK
Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men
The actor will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on Thursday.
# UK
Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault against woman in London in 1996
The 70-year-old was convicted of rape and sexual assault and jailed for 23 years in the United States in February 2020.
# Court
Dublin man jailed for abusing his sister-in-law during the late 1970s
Aileen Ryan Wright said that while the court process was difficult, she did not regret coming forward.
# Courts
Former garda jailed for four years for sexual assaults on younger sister
The man pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent assault and five counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of his sister.
# Sexual Assault
Tipperary boy gets two year detention suspended for sexually assaulting his friend
The accused was aged 15 when he sexually assaulted the then 14-year-old girl in a field in Co Tipperary in July 2019.
# Sexual Assault
Man denies sexual assault on shop worker in toilet
The court heard the prosecution has three witnesses and CCTV evidence.
# Bruff
Gardaí in Limerick investigating alleged sexual assault on girl
The girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male who is also a minor.
# Sexual Assault
Man jailed for six months for grabbing teenager by her underwear in Fermoy
Judge Joanne Carroll said the man had “done a shocking wrong to a young, innocent girl”.
# Sexual Assault
Tory MP found guilty of sexually assaulting 15-year-old boy
Southwark Crown Court heard how Imran Ahmad Khan forced the teenager to drink gin and tonic.
# Courts
Wicklow man who sexually assaulted his best friend jailed for 15 months
The man was sentenced to 27 months with the final 12 suspended by the judge.
# Courts
Jury begins deliberations in trial of four men charged with gang rape of teenage girl
Justice Tara Burns sent the jury of seven men and five women out to deliberate earlier this afternoon.
# Courts
Mother acquitted of sexually assaulting her children after lie detector evidence ruled out
The Director of Public Prosecution is seeking for the acquittal to be quashed.
# Court
Trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman has opened
The man has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault.
# Sexual Offences
Man arrested in Belfast by detectives investigating 'serious' sexual assault of 19-year-old woman
The man is being arrested on suspicion of a number of sexual assaults that happened on St Patrick’s Day.
# Dublin District Court
Dublin pensioner accused of rape and sexual assault of child relatives 18 years apart
The man, 66, faced objections to bail after he was charged today.
# Royal Family
'His final disgrace': British newspapers react to Prince Andrew settling sex assault lawsuit
The amount to be paid to Virginia Giuffre and her charity exceeds £12 million (over €14 million), according to reports.
# Court
Builder spared jail for sex assault on airline attendant
The Latvian businessman was charged with sexual assault, intoxication, and behaviour likely to cause offence or annoyance.