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#Child Abuse

# child-abuse - Monday 11 April, 2016

Mother sentenced to 24 years in jail for stamping daughter to death

The toddler’s injuries were likened to those of a car crash victim.

# child-abuse - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Kazakhstan to chemically castrate paedophiles

The move comes after a spike in child rapes.

# child-abuse - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Montessori teacher jailed for taking pornographic pictures of a 4-year-old in his care

The girl’s parents said the man’s actions would impact them as a family for the rest of their lives.

Police hunt for man who fled court just before being found guilty of child rape

The 37-year-old man fled from court in Manchester while the jury were deliberating on the verdict.

Cardinal says it was ‘disastrous coincidence’ five paedophile priests preyed on children

The Vatican’s finance chief was based in the town at a time when dozens of children were being abused.

# child-abuse - Monday 29 February, 2016

Church ‘mucked up’ and dismissed paedophilia allegations, cardinal admits

Cardinal George Pell told an Australian commission into child sex abuse that the church made “enormous mistakes” in its handling of complaints.

# child-abuse - Friday 22 January, 2016

Tears in court as mother is found guilty of starving and abusing her children for five years

The woman was convicted of choking and attempting to drown one daughter, and trying to hit her two sons with her car.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Abused girl (3) found taped up in wardrobe and offered for sex

The police chief in Mesa, Arizona said the case “shocks the soul”, and that investigating officers would be given counselling.

# child-abuse - Thursday 14 January, 2016

English man jailed for life for “barbaric” murder of his two-week old daughter

“It is almost impossible to believe that anyone could subject a tiny baby to such a disgusting attack, let alone her own father.”

# child-abuse - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar

The new Hollywood movie focuses on the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation carried out by The Boston Globe into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child-molesting priests.

# child-abuse - Friday 8 January, 2016

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys’ choir run by Pope Benedict’s brother

George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.

# child-abuse - Monday 4 January, 2016

Outrage at closure of only 24-hour service for sexually abused children

A charity which offers therapy to child victims said those under the age of 14 will not be able to avail of adequate examination and treatment.

Three strikes and life: This is Renua's radical policy on crime

Renua’s election manifesto includes a measure that would jail some repeat burglars for life.

# child-abuse - Monday 28 December, 2015

Some Ryan Report recommendations yet to be implemented due to lack of resources

The report was released in May 2009.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings

Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.

# child-abuse - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Almost 700 arrests across UK in child abuse images crackdown

The arrests followed an operation targeting people looking at online abuse images.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

“Devious and calculating predatory paedophile” gets 17-year sentence for rape of boy

Paul Blaikie, 38, had five years added to his jail term for being a “dangerous and manipulative individual” who poses a risk to children.

# child-abuse - Monday 7 December, 2015

Beating, pinching, deliberate poisoning – 19,000 reports of child abuse made in Ireland every year

The largest number of referrals relate to concerns about emotional abuse.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders

The latest tranche of child protection reviews examines allegations against 20 orders.

# child-abuse - Monday 23 November, 2015

‘Quite startling’: €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# child-abuse - Friday 13 November, 2015

US Secret Service officer accused of sexting girl he thought was 14, while on duty in the White House

Robert Lee Moore sent a series of explicit and graphic messages and photos to two undercover federal agents.

# child-abuse - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Amid speculation, Pat Carey steps down as Fianna Fáil’s election chief

The former minister said he does not know if he is at the centre of a garda investigation into allegations of child abuse.

# child-abuse - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Death sentence for men who filmed themselves beating boy (13) to death

Four people have been sentenced to death for their part in the brutal assault.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Grandfather ‘left granddaughter alone in the desert with a loaded gun and told her to shoot any bad guys’

Sheriffs say that he ordered a burger and had drinks before making a distress call.

# child-abuse - Monday 14 September, 2015

Mother charged after being found pushing dead son on park swings

The toddler had been left in the swing for two days.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Just 8 convictions came from 325 allegations of abuse against priests and brothers

This comes as part of an investigation into how the Catholic church has dealt with child abuse.

# child-abuse - Monday 7 September, 2015

Former Dragons’ Den star accused of ‘sexual activity’ with 13-year-old girl

Douglas Richard is also an adviser to David Cameron.

# child-abuse - Friday 4 September, 2015

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby “Fight Club” video on Snapchat

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

# child-abuse - Friday 21 August, 2015

‘The Freak’ from TV show ‘Prisoner: Cell Block H’ avoids jail for child sex offences

Maggie Kirkpatrick was found guilty of assaulting a 16-year-old in 1984.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Ted Heath accused of raping 12-year-old boy Abuse Claims This post contains videos

Ted Heath accused of raping 12-year-old boy

Now 64, he said he was later “fobbed off” by social workers.

# child-abuse - Monday 20 July, 2015

Girl left feeling ‘scared, dirty, terrified and guilty’ after years of abuse and threats

A Clare man will be sentenced next week for raping his partner’s young daughter.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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# child-abuse - 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.

# child-abuse - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Facebook defends not taking down video of screaming baby being dunked in water

The woman who originally shared the video has called on Facebook to leave it up.

# child-abuse - Friday 5 June, 2015

Children’s charity slams Facebook over screaming baby video

A spokesperson for Facebook had said that the video was not in breach of its rules and “depicts a form of baby yoga”.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians

Police said there has been a surge in complaints against prominent public figures since the Jimmy Savile scandal.

# child-abuse - Friday 15 May, 2015

Violent sex offender jailed over the ‘most horrendous abuse’ of three girls

His offences took place between 1996 and 2002 and were described today as some of the most serious investigated by the Public Prosecution Branch.

# child-abuse - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline

There were 335 confirmed cases of child pornography reported last year.

Toddler in Utah horrifically ‘beaten to death over a dirty nappy’

Toddler in Utah horrifically ‘beaten to death over a dirty nappy’

“There are no words for what this baby went through and the pain he suffered.”