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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Sexual Offences

This year
Gardaí believe convicted cold case killer Noel Long is suspect in 'large number' of sex attacks
Long, 74, was found guilty in August of murdering Cork woman Nora Sheehan 42 years ago.
Former senior garda arrested for alleged sexual offences
The garda, who had retired from the force, has been detained at a garda station in Dublin.
Most perpetrators of sexual offences are known to the victim, new figures show
In a one-year period, 15% of suspects were partners or ex-partners.
Last year
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.
All time
First year-on-year decrease in sexual offences recorded since 2014
However, drug and fraud offences increased.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers
Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.
Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls
He will go on trial on 13 July.
Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?
Our nearest neighbour is cracking down on sex buyers.
Max Clifford arrested by 'Operation Yewtree' police
Clifford is serving an eight-year sentence for indecent assault.
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.
DJ Neil Fox arrested over three more alleged sexual assaults
One of the assaults was alleged to have occurred this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BBC broadcaster rebailed in Operation Yewtree investigation
Paul Gambaccini and another man have both been rebailed today.
BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini arrested under Operation Yewtree
The broadcaster had been questioned by police earlier this week.
Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation
The two men were arrested today in London and remain in police custody.
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.
Rolf Harris 'arrested on suspicion of sexual offences'
An 82-year-old man was re-arrested today by police as part of Operation Yewtree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detectives question man in his 80s in Jimmy Savile probe
The man from Berkshire, England was interviewed under caution on suspicion of sexual offences.
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.
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.