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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Sexual Assault

This year
# Cork
Former councillor jailed for sexually assaulting eight-year-old girl almost 20 years ago
The Judge said that John Hussey “had violated the bodily integrity” of the child and “caused her pain”.
# Court
Man tells trial he was tied to tree as a child and abused by former sports coach
There are five complainants in the case, all men now in their 40s and 50s.
# Court
Schoolgirl raped in Kerry by two teenagers developed eating disorder after attack, court hears
The attack in the early hours of the night of July 26, 2020 in an isolated area near a Co Kerry town.
# Fitzgerald Report
Report finds that Defence officials acted appropriately in investigating sexual abuse claims
The period covered by the allegations is from the 1950s to 1994.
# Court
Woman tells jury she was in shock after alleged gang rape in hotel car park
The offences are alleged to have occurred in December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
# Courts
Man who claimed to have no memory of sexually assaulting partner at knifepoint is jailed
He has been jailed for seven years suspending the last 15 months of the sentence.
# Court
Man accused of sexual assault in south-east sent forward for trial
The book of evidence was served on the man this afternoon.
# met police
Victims of serial rapist David Carrick say he was 'a beast' and 'evil'
The 48-year-old was handed 36 life sentences and will serve a minimum term of 32 years.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.