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#child sexual abuse

# child-sexual-abuse - Friday 11 May, 2018

'Truly dreadful': Dublin man (20) jailed for possession of graphic child abuse images

Over 5,000 images and 328 videos were found on the man’s computer during a Garda raid of his Dublin home.

# child-sexual-abuse - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years Exclusive

Alleged victim claims she was told gardai ‘forgot’ to send file to DPP.

# child-sexual-abuse - Friday 31 March, 2017

Former youth worker who pretended child pornography images were of him gets suspended sentence

He pretended to be a 15-year-old boy online and shared the images pretending them were of himself.

# child-sexual-abuse - Monday 27 February, 2017

'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.

# child-sexual-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-sexual-abuse - Friday 20 November, 2015

Upscale New York dentist accused of having child pornography and meth, bragging about bestiality

Dr John Wolf was also allegedly recorded saying he deliberately tries to infect sexual partners with HIV.

# child-sexual-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-sexual-abuse - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys

Patrick Killen would “beg, bribe and cajole the unsuspecting boys to send him sexually explicit pictures,” then share them with others online.

# child-sexual-abuse - Friday 11 September, 2015

'Evil beyond understanding' - British men jailed for live-streaming rape of young children

“Their callousness beggars belief,” said one investigator.

# child-sexual-abuse - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl

The priest repeatedly molested the girl from the time she was five.

# child-sexual-abuse - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

# child-sexual-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-sexual-abuse - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Police warn parents after 41 arrested in global child sexual abuse probe

Canadian police said the case spanned 17 countries.

# child-sexual-abuse - Friday 1 May, 2015

Prosecutors examine new set of sex abuse allegations against Rolf Harris

The 85-year-old is already serving a five year jail term for sexually assaulting several girls.

# child-sexual-abuse - Monday 23 March, 2015

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

# child-sexual-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-sexual-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-sexual-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-sexual-abuse - Friday 12 December, 2014

Catholic Church body in Australia links celibacy to abuse

It has recommended that clergy be given “psychosexual” training.

# child-sexual-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-sexual-abuse - Monday 24 November, 2014

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

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-sexual-abuse - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams must tell us where child abusers were moved

The Taoiseach said the Sinn Féin leader was “somebody who knows quite a lot about the IRA movement.”

# child-sexual-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.

# child-sexual-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-sexual-abuse - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Louise O'Keeffe accuses State of 'taking advantage' of abuse survivors

“We’ve been abused, pure and simple. It beggars belief that the Government cannot own up to that.”

# child-sexual-abuse - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Column: Pope Francis is considering the needs of survivors of clerical child sexual abuse

As yet, the Papal Commission initiative is quite short on details; I see opportunity and hope in this ‘space’ but it will take courage to enter it from both sides, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# child-sexual-abuse - Monday 4 November, 2013

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting

Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.

# child-sexual-abuse - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system

Survivors of child sexual abuse seeking justice are not met with understanding or sympathy in Irish courts – rather they are attacked, derided and denied psychological support. This cannot be viewed as justice, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# child-sexual-abuse - Monday 9 September, 2013

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured

To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# child-sexual-abuse - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# child-sexual-abuse - Friday 12 July, 2013

New Murphy Report information details abuse by Fr Patrick McCabe

Previously redacted information has now been made public, and details allegations of abuse made against the priest.

# child-sexual-abuse - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors

The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.

# child-sexual-abuse - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Open letter to my priest abuser: ‘I thought it was my fault and I never told my mam’

A survivor of abuse tells a priest it is time he comes forward and tells the truth.

# child-sexual-abuse - Friday 22 March, 2013

Priest dismissed over complaints of child sexual abuse

A number of complaints of sexual abuse of minors against the priest have been upheld by a canonical penal trial today.

# child-sexual-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his administrative duties and court-ordered to release thousands of pages of confidential files on sexually abusive priests.

# child-sexual-abuse - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Counselling service records 57pc jump in calls about sexualised behaviour of children

CARI’s annual report for 2011 also showed change in callers’ primary concern from intra- to extra-familial abuse.

# child-sexual-abuse - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Catholic church official sentenced in abuse case

Monsignor William J Lynn was sentenced to three to six years in prison after decades of playing down allegations of clerical sexual abuse.

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.

# child-sexual-abuse - Thursday 24 May, 2012

One in every 14 Dublin priests accused of child abuse

New figures show details of accusations against ten serial abusers in the diocese – one of whom had 97 allegations against him.

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