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# Paedophile

Last month
February 2023
# UK Courts
Disgraced paedophile pop star Gary Glitter freed from jail
The glam rock singer was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.
This year
# factcheck
FactCheck: The European Commission doesn't use the term ‘minor-attracted person’ instead of 'paedophile'
The term caused renewed controversy after featuring in a Scottish police report.
All time
# Recklinghausen
German police find missing boy in cupboard of suspected paedophile
The 15-year-old is currently in psychiatric care.
# vernon unsworth
Elon Musk wanted to call diver a 'creepy old man', not a paedophile, courts hears
Vernon Unsworth is suing the co-founder of Tesla for defamation after the billionaire said in a since-deleted tweeted that he was a “pedo”.
# richard huckle
One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison
Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.
# Donegal
Paedophile former priest Eugene Greene dead at 91
Greene was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2000.
# Russell Bishop
Double jeopardy trial finds paedophile guilty of 1986 'Babes in the wood' murders
Schoolgirls Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows went missing after going out to play in October 1986.
# Child Abuse
Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years
John O’Donoghue, aged 38, also distributed illegal images and movies via email.
# father's letter
Father of girl exploited by Matthew Horan doesn't believe paedophile can be rehabilitated
He says that he contacted social network Instagram to alert them to Horan’s actions, but has never received a response.
# Child Abuse
Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities'
In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.
# peter sharkey
'He stole a piece of my soul and today I'm here to reclaim it': Child rapist jailed for 18 years
Peter Sharkey admitted to three counts of indecent assault, six counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.
# limerick circuit court
Court hears of horrific sexual abuse by former Christian Brother on fifth class boys
Sentencing for James Treacy (75) was adjourned until 28 July.
# Mistaken Identity
Another man has been wrongly identified as sex offender Anthony Luckwill
Last month, a man who was house-hunting in Kildare was verbally abused by locals after being wrongfully identified.
# child-sex tourism
Australia to cancel passports of convicted paedophiles
The move is an attempt to crack down on child sex tourism.
# basketball coach
Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally
The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.
# Child Abuse
'When I heard he was dead, I felt that I could finally breathe': Victim of serial paedophile speaks out on abuse
Anne Kelly detailed her experience of abuse from serial paedophile Eamon Cooke on RTÉ Radio this morning.
# Treatment
German hospital uses therapy to 'treat' paedophiles before they commit crimes
More than 7,000 people have sought information on the programme which is offered in 11 centres across Germany.
# Geelong Grammar
Australia has just deported a paedophile to Ireland by mistake
The serial paedophile and former teacher is free in Ireland after being deported in an extraordinary bungle by Australian authorities.
# Tony Walsh
'Singing priest' convicted of sexually abusing a boy after claiming he didn't know him
The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the early 1980s, when the boy was aged between 10 and 13 years.
# richard huckle
British paedophile who wrote 'sexual abuse guide' given 22 life sentences
He must serve a minimum of 25 years.
# richard huckle
Serial English paedophile, who wrote child abuse 'manual', faces life sentence
Richard Huckle carried out many of his crimes in Malaysia, where he had set himself up as an English teacher.
# Fred West
Police dig up garden of paedophile friends of Fred and Rose West
The Williams’ were known friends of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West.
# paedophile report
Jimmy Savile abused victims while on camera and on the set of Top of the Pops
A draft report into his abuses at the BBC has been leaked.
# London
Woman sentenced to three years in prison for stabbing convicted paedophile
Michael Pleasted, the woman’s neighbour, had served as long as six years in prison.
# prevention
Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers
The New South Wales justice minister pointed to the number of paedophiles likely to re-offend soon after their release.
# West of Ireland
Sisters abused and neglected by parents before toddler sexually assaulted by paedophile babysitter
Michael O’Brien was today sentenced to three and a half years for sexually assaulting the youngest sibling.
# Northern Ireland
Inquiry hears gardaí and health service were aware of Brendan Smyth's abuse in early 1970s
Previously confidential documents released to the inquiry show that Smyth was receiving psychiatric treatment in St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin.
# John Allen
UK children care home boss sentenced to life over decades of sexual abuse
John Allen convicted last week of sexual offences against 18 boys and one girl over more than two decades
# Czech Republic
Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment
European Court of Human Rights says it was part of the protective measures ordered by a Czech court.
# Child Abuse
Doctors, teachers among 660 suspected paedophiles arrested
45 police forces across the UK and Northern Ireland combined to make the arrests.
# Westminster
British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation
The Home Office has admitted that 114 official files relating to claims of child abuse have been lost or destroyed.
# Portugal
Madeleine McCann: Police begin ground searches near apartment complex
Earlier this year British detectives said they were looking for a paedophile who sexually abused five girls during break-ins at holiday homes between 2004 and 2010.
# william james vahey
International search for child molester's victims who might not know they were abused
Vahey worked at 10 American and international schools. He took his own life in March, days after agents filed a warrant for a computer drive he owned.
# Tweets
Peaches Geldof defends tweeting names of mothers involved in Lostprophets court case
Bob Geldof’s daughter could face charges for the
# Child Safety
Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children
Online predators using the internet to gain access to young victims are increasingly using blackmail, extortion and aggression in their approaches.
# April Jones
Man found guilty of murdering 5-year-old April Jones
The young girl’s body has still never been found, though blood and tiny bone fragments that were a near-perfect DNA match were found at Bridger’s cottage.
# Child Killer
Belgian court rejects child rapist Dutroux's request for early release
Belgium’s “most hated man” had applied to be released under house arrest with an electronic tag to watch his movements.
# stunt
A pint in Fritzl's Cellar? New pub in Warsaw faces boycott over name
The manager of Fritzl’s Cellar says the name will stay – but a lot of people are outraged.
# Facebook
Facebook ordered to remove sex offender monitoring page
Facebook was given 72 hours to take down the original page which contained a photo and comments about a convicted sex offender.
# Jimmy Savile
Savile investigation: Allegations against 'eight to ten' BBC employees
George Entwistle says it’s too early to tell, but the BBC will assist police investigations into a possible paedophile ring.