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# defilement - Friday 29 May, 2020

Boy accused of defilement of another young boy opts for jury trial

The boy, now aged 15, faces two charges for engaging in oral and anal sex with a child under the age of 15.

# defilement - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Man (18) pleads guilty to rape of half-brother and defilement of half-sister over two-year period

The case was heard today at the Central Criminal Court.

# defilement - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Man jailed after having sex with girl (14) he met online

The man was arrested after the girl was found in a Dublin suburb and complained that she had been raped by him.

# defilement - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Man jailed for 6.5 years for sexual exploitation and defilement of child

The girl’s mother contacted gardaí after finding concerning messages on her laptop.

# defilement - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

UK Lotto millionaire accused of defilement and rape of an underage Irish girl served with book of evidence

The British man was arrested in Dublin in July after he travelled to Ireland to speak to the teen’s mother about his relationship with her daughter.

# defilement - Friday 24 November, 2017

Man jailed for defilement of 14-year-old girl after Wesley disco

Judge Melanie Greally praised the girl’s courage in coming forward at a young age for what she said was a “very difficult process”.

# defilement - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Court told Ennis teen will attempt to physically harm girl he defiled if released from custody

At Ennis Circuit Court, Sergeant John Casey said that he had “grave concerns” that the 19-year old male “poses a personal risk to the safety of the injured party”.

# defilement - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco

The man has pleaded guilty.

# defilement - 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.

# defilement - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Tom Humphries was afforded a trust that makes his crimes even more odious

Tom Humphries joins a string of other abusers who have eroded the simple innocence of growing up on a glorious field, writes club camogie player and news editor Sinéad O’Carroll.

# defilement - Monday 10 July, 2017

Sentencing of Tom Humphries for sexual exploitation and defilement of a child is adjourned

The former Irish Times sports journalist pleaded guilty last March to six sexual offences.

# defilement - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Man sentenced for sex with teen "took advantage of the girl in quite a squalid manner"

The man, from Mayo, was 19 at the time while the girl was 16. A two-year sentence was imposed on the man today.

# defilement - Friday 6 May, 2016

Teenage boy charged with defilement of 15-year-old girl set for July trial

The 17-year-old is one of five teenagers accused of having sex with the girl.

# defilement - Monday 11 April, 2016

Man who was aged 15 when he abused child gets suspended sentence

The victim was aged ten or eleven at the time.

# defilement - Monday 23 November, 2015

Man denied sex with 15-year-old until it was proven he was her baby's father

“It is the greatest mistake of my life. It is a great lesson to me because now I will go to prison,” he told investigators.

# defilement - Friday 13 November, 2015

Man jailed for having sex with his underage step-sister when he was a teenager

Russell Ward (23) has been jailed for 18 months for carrying on the relationship which began when he was 16 and his step-sister was 12.

# defilement - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls

He will go on trial on 13 July.

# defilement - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland lower the age of consent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland lower the age of consent?

It’s reported this morning that the government will next week consider laws reducing the age from 17 to 16. Should it?