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# child-abuse - Friday 13 March, 2015

TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys

Police said he plied the boys with alcohol on school trips when he was a teacher.

# child-abuse - Friday 6 March, 2015

Ayesha’s father: ‘When my princess died, a part of our lives did too’

Her mother and another woman were jailed today for the eight-year-old’s manslaughter.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Girl killed by mother and girlfriend had 56 separate injuries

A twisted relationship between the two women resulted in months of abuse for the 8-year-old and eventually her death.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Suspended sentence for man who raped wife’s teenage sister ‘too lenient’

The man raped his teenage sister-in-law while she was babysitting.

# child-abuse - Monday 16 February, 2015

‘One of the biggest scandals of our age’: MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse

Will the Kincora Boys’ Home be included in a Westminster-ordered child abuse inquiry?

# child-abuse - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

The rock star will be sentenced on 27 February.

# child-abuse - Monday 12 January, 2015

Delay in Gary Glitter’s trial for sex offences against teenage girls

The former pop star faces charges including attempted rape and indecent assault against a 13-year-old.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims has appeal rejected by Rome

Dan Duane made the appeal to the Catholic Church’s highest judicial authority.

# child-abuse - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’

A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.

# child-abuse - Thursday 18 December, 2014

UK police: We believe witness who says an MP murdered a boy during an “abuse party”

Police say it is “credible” that members of a ‘VIP paedophile ring’ murdered three boys between 1975 and 1984.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

“Discrimination of the highest order” – Louise O’Keeffe shocked by State offer to abuse victims

The offers are being linked to whether or not a complaint was made against an abuser.

# child-abuse - Monday 1 December, 2014

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography

Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.

# child-abuse - Friday 28 November, 2014

Calls for new law to ‘call child pornography what it is’ – child abuse

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

# child-abuse - Monday 24 November, 2014

Paedophile ‘outs himself’ in new TV documentary — to be shown tomorrow

The man confesses on camera to his attraction to children as young as five.

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

# child-abuse - Thursday 13 November, 2014

“I smile easily” – Mary Lou denies “smirking” at Mairia Cahill during abuse debate

Cahill also claims the Dublin TD laughed and checked her phone during speeches.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Mary Lou says she ‘would walk through the hot coals of hell to protect children’

She added that Maíria Cahill made a brave decision to come forward.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From The42 NFL star Peterson reaches plea deal in child abuse case, will avoid jail NFL

NFL star Peterson reaches plea deal in child abuse case, will avoid jail

Minnesota Vikings star was charged with whipping his four-year-old son with a tree branch.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse?

Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl

He did some horrendous things with what he thought was a nine-year-old girl.

# child-abuse - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Author John Grisham says sentences for watching child porn are too harsh

He said that men sometimes stumble onto websites featuring child pornography after ‘pushing the wrong buttons’ while drunk.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

“God knows” – Irish priest found guilty of sexually abusing toddler in Chile

John O’Reilly began abusing the girl when she was five.

Mary Raftery’s articles are set to be re-published online

The journalist’s documentaries ‘States of Fear’ and ‘Cardinal Sins’ highlighted child abuse in schools and the Catholic Church.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7th Heaven dad Stephen Collins accused of child molestation Investigation

7th Heaven dad Stephen Collins accused of child molestation

Police in LA are reviewing an investigation into the actor, while reruns of 7th Heaven have been cancelled.

# child-abuse - Monday 6 October, 2014

Five children taken into care after abuse allegations

The judge said that the children “lived in a bad place with bad people”.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Young sexual offenders move from downloading images to sexually harming children

There has been a “marked rise” in the number of 18 to 25 year olds looking for treatment.

# child-abuse - Monday 29 September, 2014

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes

It was also found that child abuse was a factor in a significant number of cases

# child-abuse - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Irish arrest made in child abuse photography crackdown by Europol

A total of 10 arrests were made across five countries.

# child-abuse - Monday 8 September, 2014

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Seán Brady’s resignation

The Primate of All Ireland retired on age grounds when he turned 75.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Former US government cybersecurity chief convicted on child porn charges

The senior official shared fantasies about raping and murdering children…

Rotherham victim: ‘I was a child and they should have stepped in…I will never forget’

Victims of the Rotherham gangs have said that the current investigations are “too late”.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

More than 1,400 children sexually exploited in UK town over 16 years

Girls as young as 11 were raped multiple times and trafficked to other English cities.

# child-abuse - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: Why are so many victims of child sexual abuse reluctant to report it?

Lenient sentencing in sexual assault cases has negative consequences – not just for individuals, but for all victims.

# child-abuse - Friday 22 August, 2014

Vatican official uses trucking company to explain why Church is not responsible for child abuse by priests

Survivors have said that he is making excuses for “inexcusable behaviour”.

# child-abuse - Friday 15 August, 2014

Child sex abuse survivors far more likely to be disabled, poor and live alone in later life

Even when you take into account mental illness.

# child-abuse - Friday 1 August, 2014

Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal convictions

A judge will now decide whether Harris can make a full challenge against his convictions.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Man charged with rape of two young girls, after extradition from US

The British national was refused bail, after appearing before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this afternoon.

# child-abuse - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.