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#Sexual Abuse

# 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.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 10 July, 2017

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Woman convicted of making false rape claims against innocent men in London

Jemma Beale claimed she had been sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 26 June, 2017

Almost 1,500 calls were made to a sexual violence centre in Cork last year

Nine in 10 victims that availed of the centre’s services were female.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Church of England admits it 'colluded and concealed' sex abuse claims against a bishop

The Archbishop of Canterbury offered an unreserved apology to victims today.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'Once it's online it's very difficult to get back': The dangers of posting sexual images on the net

We spoke to a Detective Superintendent about the issue.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 9 June, 2017

Volunteer accused of abuse was allowed to keep working at disability service for years

Hiqa found that management at Camphill in Kilkenny repeatedly failed to address safeguarding of residents.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Netflix's The Keepers highlights harrowing sexual abuse in a 1960s US Catholic school

The documentary investigates the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 June, 2017

Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images

The man admitted to possessing 2,683 images and 721 movie files in total.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 22 May, 2017

Elite US boarding school acknowledges decades of 'sexual misconduct' by staff

An investigation into St Paul’s School reviewed 34 current and former staff members.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 19 May, 2017

Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial

He will attend the trial at Southwark crown court from next week.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'An evil person': Longford man who sexually abused four nieces jailed for 13 years

The first victim was abused around the time of her first holy communion.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 24 April, 2017

Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner's son (7)

“He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.”

# sexual-abuse - Friday 31 March, 2017

Over 100 suspected paedophiles arrested in Spain

The victims’ ages ran from a few months to around 14-years-old.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 24 March, 2017

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension

The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 10 March, 2017

Eye-track tech allows victim give evidence to put away sexual abuser

Tracking his blinking was used to record the testimony of the victim, who suffered from Motor Neurone Disease.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 6 March, 2017

71-year-old jailed for six years for grooming and sexually abusing teenage nephew

The judge said the sentence would have been considerably higher if it were not for the man’s advanced age.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996

The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Disabled man who raped his nephew multiple times jailed for seven years

The child was aged between seven and nine years at the time of the assaults.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Man charged with possession of first book to be banned in Ireland in nearly two decades

He also stands accused of two counts of sexual assault of a boy aged under ten over a decade ago.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 January, 2017

Court hears father would leave £50 on his daughter's bedside locker after sexually abusing her

The man apologised in court for not admitting to abusing his daughter when she was aged between 10-12 years old.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 20 January, 2017

'Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse' - historical abuse inquiry releases damning report

The greatest number of complaints relate to four Catholic-run homes in the North.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 December, 2016

Researchers in Cork develop technology that will identify child sexual abuse images online

Current systems mean specialists have to view “traumatic and distressing” material.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

From The42 Eric Bristow apologises for football sex abuse comments Football Abuse

Eric Bristow apologises for football sex abuse comments

The former darts champion was sacked by Sky Sports yesterday.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 27 November, 2016

FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations

Four police forces are investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse against children in English football circles as part of a deepening scandal.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 25 November, 2016

Law lecturer convicted of possessing child pornography loses latest legal challenge

Julian Myerscough was arrested on 2 October 2015 at a hotel in Dublin on foot of a European arrest warrant.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 3 November, 2016

TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case

The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Man sentenced to six months in prison over sexual abuse of his sister, brother and nephew

The judge took into account his health and work record.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 19 August, 2016

Judge says alleged sexual abuse of two children is 'most disturbing evidence' he has seen in 20 years

The children’s foster parents do not want them to be reunited with their biological parents.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'

Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.

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