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#Sexual Offences

# sexual-offences - Thursday 18 June, 2020

First year-on-year decrease in sexual offences recorded since 2014

However, drug and fraud offences increased.

# sexual-offences - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'Those who are committing sexual offences aren't being properly held to account'

Only 11% of sexual offences reported last year were detected by gardaí.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Murder, drugs crimes, and other offences on the rise in Dublin region in the last 12 months

Begging offences on the streets of Dublin has decreased but some representatives said this does not reflect the reality.

# sexual-offences - Monday 5 August, 2019

'The person can't move on - they are required to remember': Rape survivors 'dropping cases' because of waits for trials

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is calling for pre-recording of some trial evidence in cases.

# sexual-offences - Monday 1 July, 2019

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects

Police raided Richard’s home in 2014 during an investigation into a sexual assault claim.

# sexual-offences - Thursday 20 December, 2018

A year in crime: Sexual offences increase by 11% and robberies up 22%

However, homicide offences, burglaries and thefts decreased in a 12-month period.

# sexual-offences - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years

New figures from the gardaí and the CSO suggest that sexual offences have diminished massively in recent times.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Dónal Óg Cusack resigns as Clare hurling coach over character reference for Tom Humphries

In a statement Cusack said, “I showed a lack of judgement in this situation for which I am genuinely sorry.”

# sexual-offences - Monday 10 July, 2017

Sentencing of Tom Humphries for sexual exploitation and defilement of a child is adjourned

The former Irish Times sports journalist pleaded guilty last March to six sexual offences.

# sexual-offences - Monday 19 June, 2017

Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years

The court heard Keith Hearne carried out “a series of extremely violent sexual offences”.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Well-known journalist pleads guilty to sexual offences involving child

The 53-year-old man was remanded on bail until July when he will be sentenced.

# sexual-offences - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Big rise in kidnapping, murder threats and sexual offences

But there’s been a massive drop in the number of murders, according to new crime statistics.

# sexual-offences - Friday 4 December, 2015

Man who kept Irish woman and two others as 'slaves' found guilty of false imprisonment and rape

He was also found guilty of child cruelty and sexual offences spanning more than 30 years.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

There's been a rise in burglary, sexual offences and threats of murder this year

The force is piloting a new incident recording process to ensure reported crimes are recorded consistently.

# sexual-offences - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

# sexual-offences - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls

He will go on trial on 13 July.

# sexual-offences - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?

Our nearest neighbour is cracking down on sex buyers.

# sexual-offences - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Max Clifford arrested by 'Operation Yewtree' police

Clifford is serving an eight-year sentence for indecent assault.

# sexual-offences - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

# sexual-offences - Monday 8 December, 2014

DJ Neil Fox arrested over three more alleged sexual assaults

One of the assaults was alleged to have occurred this year.

# sexual-offences - Friday 5 December, 2014

Is your child safe online? New laws on the way to combat grooming

An RTÉ Investigations Unit programme showed the dangers posed to young teens online.

# sexual-offences - Friday 23 May, 2014

Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall receives a further two years in prison

This new jail term is on top of a 15-month sentence he is already serving.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted over allegations of sexual offences

The 71-year-old was arrested in relation to sexual offences according to 13 alleged victims.

# sexual-offences - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Freddie Starr arrested for fourth time in UK sex abuse probe

Starr’s lawyer said today that he plans to file a High Court application for judicial review over the conduct of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

# sexual-offences - Friday 13 December, 2013

BBC broadcaster rebailed in Operation Yewtree investigation

Paul Gambaccini and another man have both been rebailed today.

# sexual-offences - Friday 1 November, 2013

BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini arrested under Operation Yewtree

The broadcaster had been questioned by police earlier this week.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation

The two men were arrested today in London and remain in police custody.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

New crime figures show fall in sexual offences and burglaries

New crime statistics shows decline in crime in the twelve months up to June, but there’s a rise in dangerous driving leading to death.

# sexual-offences - Monday 5 August, 2013

Rolf Harris 'arrested on suspicion of sexual offences'

An 82-year-old man was re-arrested today by police as part of Operation Yewtree.

# sexual-offences - Monday 10 June, 2013

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

# sexual-offences - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the overall drop in crime lat year provides reassurance that “efficiencies” are making a real contribution to public safety.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders'

Denis Naughten takes issue with laws that don’t require sex offenders to register with Gardaí immediately upon arrival here.

# sexual-offences - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Swedish court overturns rape conviction after forced 'infidelity check'

A court in Stockholm says Rachid Zoghlami’s actions were not driven by sexual intent, prompting calls for a reform.

# sexual-offences - Friday 30 November, 2012

Detectives question man in his 80s in Jimmy Savile probe

The man from Berkshire, England was interviewed under caution on suspicion of sexual offences.

# sexual-offences - Thursday 23 August, 2012

From The42 Jordan team pulls athletes accused of sexual offences from Paralympics Withdrawn

Jordan team pulls athletes accused of sexual offences from Paralympics

The three men, who are due to appear in court on October 18, will take no part in this month’s Games.

# sexual-offences - Monday 30 April, 2012

New figures show increase in sexual offences and robberies

This was one of the trends seen in the Garda Recorded Crime Statistics 2006 – 2010, which also showed a detection rate of 99 per cent for controlled drug offences and road and traffic offences.

# sexual-offences - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.

# sexual-offences - Friday 28 October, 2011

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.

# sexual-offences - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Rise in number of sexual offences committed by juveniles

A new report into juvenile crime has revealed that 195 sexual offences, including 50 rapes, by under 18-year-olds were dealt with by Gardaí in 2010.

# sexual-offences - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Justice minister promises 'no complacency' as crime figures drop

Quarterly figures show a drop across all classifications of reported crime in Ireland.

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