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#Sexual Assault

# sexual-assault - Yesterday’s News

77-year-old avoids jail term for sexually assaulting seven-year-old neighbour

The judge suspended an 18-month sentence on strict conditions having noted that he was unlikely to re-offend.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Massage therapist accuses Marvel icon Stan Lee of sexual assault

Lee’s attorney Jonathan Freund denied the allegations to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

'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.

Review to examine how serious sexual offence cases are handled in Northern Ireland

It will look into the impact of social media on trials, among other issues.

# sexual-assault - Monday 23 April, 2018

Carlow man jailed for 18 years for raping woman and causing life-changing injuries

Anthony Cassidy, aged 34, attacked his victim as she was walking to a shop in the early hours of the morning.

# sexual-assault - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Big difference in where we were before': Jury to be sent out in Bill Cosby trial

The former TV star’s retrial could lead to a verdict in the coming weeks.

# sexual-assault - 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-assault - Monday 16 April, 2018

Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence

The man pleaded guilty to 18 counts of rape and sexual abuse.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Court to hear application to cover Paddy Jackson's £100k legal bill

Jackson privately funded his defence, but he is now seeking to retrieve this money.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Cosby paid €2.7 million to former employee who accused him of sexual assault, retrial hears

Some 60 women have accused the Cosby of being a serial predator, alleging that he drugged and assaulted them over a span of 40 years.

# sexual-assault - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

# sexual-assault - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Survivors of sexual violence are let down by the criminal justice system – here’s what should happen

The poor treatment of survivors, when combined with few perpetrators being convicted and a perception of lenient sentencing, could tacitly signal to society a “decriminalisation of rape”, writes Dr Simon McCarthy-Jones.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge This Irish 'I Believe Her' Facebook page is giving a voice to survivors of sexual assault I Believe Her

This Irish 'I Believe Her' Facebook page is giving a voice to survivors of sexual assault

Your story can help to raise awareness in the public consciousness and to help to effect change in how rape is viewed

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Bill Cosby retrial struggles to find jurors who haven't already made up their minds

Veteran lawyers and jury consultants say #MeToo movement could cut both ways for Cosby.

# sexual-assault - Monday 2 April, 2018

'They're on their own': Call for complainants in rape cases to have their own legal counsel

The Minister for Justice has said he will review legal protections offered to complainants.

# sexual-assault - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Trump declares April 'Sexual Assault Awareness' month

“Sexual assault crimes remain tragically common in our society,” said the US president.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Number of recorded rapes leaped nearly 30% last year amid spike in sexual offences

Rape Crisis Network Ireland said the figures are only the “tip of the iceberg”.

Court overturns decision to release 'black cab rapist' from prison

Two women had brought forward the legal challenge.

R Kelly accused of grooming 14-year-old girl in new BBC documentary

R Kelly’s former girlfriend Kitti Jones made the allegations during the new BBC Three documentary.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Two Meath brothers convicted of raping two of their sisters

The pair were tried separately and both convicted of the offences dating as far as back as 1983.

Former sports coach to be sent forward for trial on 99 charges of alleged assault on boys

The alleged incidents date back to the 1980s.

# sexual-assault - Friday 23 March, 2018

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting and falsely imprisoning women

When one of the women ran away he caught her and began punching her repeatedly.

# sexual-assault - Friday 16 March, 2018

Gardaí investigate daylight sexual assault on grounds of Knock shrine

The incident happened on 9 February and gardaí are working to identify a suspect.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Man jailed for four months for sexually assaulting student on bus

The man said he was disgusted with himself and pleaded guilty to the offence.

# sexual-assault - Monday 12 March, 2018

Man jailed for sexual assault on woman he met on Tinder

The former civil servant said her life would never be the same again.

# sexual-assault - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Husband of murdered MP Jo Cox quits charities over sexual harassment claims

Brendan Cox has apologised for his “inappropriate” behaviour.

# sexual-assault - 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.

Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough' Not A Witch Hunt This post contains videos

Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough'

The actor described Harvey Weinstein as “an absolutely ferocious bully”.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

'Victory for the victims' - French court rules man who had sex with 11-year-old girl must face rape charge

The ruling is a landmark one in France, where no age of consent currently exists.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Dublin teenager charged with sexually assaulting six-year-old girl

The 17-year-old boy appeared before a sitting of the Dublin Children’s Court today.

# sexual-assault - Monday 12 February, 2018

Man followed foreign student home on bus and raped her in her hallway, court hears

The man was found guilty by a jury of one count of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of threatening to kill.

# sexual-assault - Friday 9 February, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted stepdaughter 20 years ago jailed for 15 months

John Doherty pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter on dates between January 1996 and April 1998.

# sexual-assault - Monday 5 February, 2018

Larry Nassar sentenced to another 40 to 125 years for abusing young gymnasts

He pleaded guilty to penetrating young athletes with ungloved hands when treating their injuries at a gymnastics club.

Gardaí receive report of sexual assault accusation against Harvey Weinstein

Met Police confirmed over the weekend that it had received new allegations against Weinstein, one of which took place in Ireland.

# sexual-assault - Friday 2 February, 2018

Rape trial: Woman asked if she 'watered down' her prior knowledge of rugby players

The 21-year-old woman told the court she hadn’t diluted down her knowledge of rugby or the Ulster players.

'My abuse claims were shelved for 11 years - now I fear I am once more being ignored'

Woman concerned at lack of progress into alleged abuse by father even though a review of her case was ordered last year.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India

The baby is currently recovering in hospital.

# sexual-assault - Friday 26 January, 2018

Man who 'forcibly groped' woman in Temple Bar identified from photos taken by victim, court hears

A print-out of one of the photos was handed in to the judge who said it was clearly and undeniably the accused, Bryan Doherty from Co Mayo.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 18 January, 2018

13-year-old boy who sexually assaulted teen in park sentenced to 10 months in detention

The judge said he needs some “normality” in his life.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Actor Catherine Deneuve under fire for signing open letter denouncing #MeToo movement

The letter said that the movement was leading a witch-hunt against men.

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