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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Sexual Exploitation

This month
November 2023
Man charged after being arrested in connection with human trafficking investigation
The man was arrested at Dublin Airport on Thursday.
Man arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into trafficking for sexual exploitation
The detained individual is currently being held at a west Dublin Garda Station, where he may be detained for up to seven days.
Last month
October 2023
Ruhama reports 68% increase in those who they assisted from trafficking
The charity engaged with 497 individuals last year, 224 of whom were new referrals.
This year
Woman and her partner given lengthy sentences for rape and abuse of her two young children
Mr Justice Keane said these were ‘deplorable crimes against very young children’ by those charged with their protection.
Last year
Louth teenager gets three year detention for repeated abuse of his niece and cousin
He was 14 at the time of the offending, while the girls were aged between nine and 10.
All time
Man, 26, accused of sexual exploitation and online grooming of boy
The man is accused of using Instagram to sexually exploit and groom the boy.
Six women and five men to face trial charged with over 200 counts of rape, sexual assault, and neglect of children
Six women and five men, aged between their 20s – 70s, are charged with offences including rape, sexual assault, neglect and cruelty.
Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told
The Justice Committee is examining issues such as cyberbullying, harassment, stalking and revenge porn.
Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast
A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested in the Antrim area on suspicion of controlling prostitution.
Man jailed after being caught by vigilante 'sting' trying to contact child for sexual exploitation
On 10 February last year, the man asked “Ali”, whose profile stated she was 13 years old, to meet up and go for pizza.
Man jailed for 6.5 years for sexual exploitation and defilement of child
The girl’s mother contacted gardaí after finding concerning messages on her laptop.
Number of human trafficking victims in Ireland rose for third consecutive year
Sexual exploitation is most common but there has been an increase in the proportion of labour exploitation being detected.
Man considered 'significant threat to women' has sentence cut on appeal
Adam Heneghan (23) had his sentence for five counts of exploitation of a child cut in court today.
Ashton Kutcher close to tears in speech about efforts to combat child sexual exploitation
Kutcher was speaking at a US senate hearing about victims of trafficking.
Man (33) due in court in connection with human trafficking by criminal gangs
An investigation into human trafficking of Polish nationals by organised criminal groups for sexual exploitation began in February 2012.
Teenage girl placed in secure unit to protect her from being sexually exploited by men
The High Court granted the order which is supported by the Child and Family Agency and her father.
'A wake-up call': There are 800 people living in modern slavery in Ireland
This figure has more than doubled in the last two years.
Five members of gang who groomed and abused girls jailed for over 100 years
At least 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013.
Four men and two women convicted of sexual exploitation of teenage girls
All told seven people had been accused of 74 charges of child sexual exploitation including rape, false imprisonment and the procuring of children to become prostitutes.
An American teenager has barely escaped prosecution for sexually exploiting... himself
The 17-year-old and his girlfriend have been caught in an anti-’sexting’ crossfire.
'Ireland must do more to stop human trafficking' - Archbishop Martin
“Many of those who are trafficked and who live in small Irish communities feel trapped in a world which is heavily controlled.”
Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'
Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.
Authorities recorded 48 cases of human trafficking in 2012
The figure includes 19 Irish minors, all of whom were reported as victims of sexual exploitation.
Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers
We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.
Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking
Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.
Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled
The Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant is taking place in Dublin this weekend, but Jillian Van Turnhout said the contest has ‘no place in Ireland’.
Man charged with rape, child sexual grooming and trafficking offences in Armagh
A 25-year-old man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with multiple sexual offences.
Report shows that out of 13 suspected Irish traffickers, none were prosecuted
A new report on human trafficking by the European Commission has found that although the numbers of those trafficked in Europe rose by 18 per cent between 2008 and 2010, convictions dropped by 13 per cent.
International mission rescues 44 sexually exploited children
Operation Sunflower saw 245 people arrested.
1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’
A campaign dedicated to eliminating the degrading treatment of women in advertising wrote to the Taoiseach in 1982 to highlight the ‘continual humiliation’ of women in the media.
Reports of 13 cases of trafficking of minors made last year
Of the alleged victims, eight were said to have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.
Teen 'sextortion' on the rise
Chatroom users demand explicit images from teenagers.