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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Retraumatising and stigmatising': One in Four's annual report hits out at handling of sexual abuse trials

The organisation found that it supported 31 clients through a criminal trial in 2017.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 24 August, 2018

Former gymnastics coach latest person charged in Nassar sexual abuse scandal

Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 13 August, 2018

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

The court heard the offending has had a “significant impact” on the victim, who was aged between 14 and 16 when he was indecently assaulted by McCafferty.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September

A number of survivors allege that there was collusion between the gardaí and the Catholic Church.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 25 June, 2018

Man who repeatedly raped ex-partner and teenage foster daughter jailed for 18 years

The 37-year-old Limerick man threatened the child’s foster mother with a knife during the night long ordeal.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 22 June, 2018

65-year-old man admits sexually abusing three children

The man knows he will be going into custody for a substantial time, the court heard.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 8 June, 2018

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 1 June, 2018

Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s

Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted friend as she lay asleep jailed for three years

The 50-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of sexually assaulting the woman at her Tipperary home on 7 September 2015.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'He took my virginity': Woman tells court she confronted brother years after alleged abuse ended

The woman, now aged 41, alleges her brother began abusing her at the age of four.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man who sexually abused young boy after 'working his way' into home jailed for six years

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four charges of oral rape and four of sexual assault.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Man goes on trial accused of serial rape of his younger sister

The abuse is alleged to have begun when the complainant was four years old.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 17 March, 2018

US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'

An in-depth investigation by the Associated Press was published this week.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody

He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 5 February, 2018

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 February, 2018

Bill and Ted actor speaks about being sexually abused as a child

Alex Winter said starring in the Bill and Ted films was “therapeutic”.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

265 people have come forward as victims of USA Gymnastics doctor

Last week, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing girls.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'My heart is so full': Victims of US Gymnastics doctor react to 175-year sentence

Judge Aquilina cast doubt over Larry Nassar’s apology, telling him ” you still think that somehow you are right”.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 4 January, 2018

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace

The last SAVI report, which was commissioned 16 years ago, is to be updated.

Katherine Zappone: 'Students will be asked to challenge ideas of what consent is'

We need to face up to the reality of sexual abuse, violence and harassment, writes Katherine Zappone.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Former Glee star Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography charges

More than 50,000 images of child sexual abuse were found on the actor’s computer and USB drive.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 15 December, 2017

Man jailed for nine years for 'reprehensible' sexual abuse of partner's two sons

The offending came to light after the older victim suspected that the man may be abusing his younger brother also.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Renowned US opera conductor facing allegations he sexually abused teenage boy

James Levine won 10 Grammy Awards over the course of his career.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Sexual abuse: 'Did I consent? I was just a little girl, but yes, I let it happen'

This is the story of a woman who did speak up about her abuse. But she wasn’t believed.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 10 November, 2017

Former GAA coach sentenced to seven years for dozens of sexual assaults on boys

Ronan McCormack abused one of the boys at least 60 to 100 times.

Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case

The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'The higher the profile and success of a member of society, the greater the fall'

Former sports journalist Tom Humphries has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for grooming and sexually abusing a teenage girl.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences

The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Male abuse victims: 'It is easier to believe that men are Harvey Weinsteins'

Our double standard regarding male and female agency is why men are reluctant to come forward to report any kind of abuse, writes James Behan.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I could not abandon him': Journalist explains why he wrote reference for Tom Humphries

Humphries groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Former Glee star pleads guilty to possession of indecent images of children

Mark Salling faces up to seven years in prison after his guilty plea.

Two in five calls to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in 2016 related to childhood abuse

Almost half, or 46% of people who contacted the centre, were abused by someone they knew.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Tom Humphries hears how victim 'blocked out childhood memories' to 'block out all the abuse'

The former sports journalist will be sentenced in three weeks time after a hearing yesterday.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 11 September, 2017

Abused children being made wait five years before court case over

Support charity Cari believes “a five-year time span out of a child’s life is too long”.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Lotto millionaire accused of sexual acts with a child has bail placed at €200,000

A garda told the court the British man’s phone had videos of the sexual activity.

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