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#Sex Abuse

# sex-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.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Roman Polanski in legal bid to return to US

The Polish-born filmmaker was accused of drugging and raping an underage girl in 1977.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

A massive child sex abuse network was cracked by UK police who paid a child rapist to inform Newcastle This post contains videos

A massive child sex abuse network was cracked by UK police who paid a child rapist to inform

A total of 278 victims have been identified.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice

The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 29 June, 2017

# sex-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.

# sex-abuse - Friday 19 May, 2017

School pitches that are to be sold by Christian Brothers are zoned for housing

The decision to sell off the pitches has been described as “completely unacceptable”.

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.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 15 April, 2017

UN peacekeepers luring hungry teenagers with cookies before sexually abusing them

The United Nations has been badly shaken by a wave of allegations of sex abuse by troops.

Court acquits priest accused of sexually abusing altar boy despite Pope pushing for investigation

Pope Francis said he heard of the case “with great pain, very great pain, but the truth is the truth and we should not hide it”

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse

Yesterday, Cabinet was informed about new disability protocols which will cost €7 million per year.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Girls given drink, drugs and gifts before being forced to have sex with strangers

Five people have been found guilty of child sexual exploitation offences in Sheffield.

# sex-abuse - Monday 6 March, 2017

15% of workers in Galway's hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work

A study of 400 workers revealed how sex abuse and harassment is rife across the city.

# sex-abuse - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the courage of those who report the crime must be rewarded.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# sex-abuse - Friday 10 February, 2017

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said revelations that such an error was made were “quite frankly disgusting and vile”.

# sex-abuse - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The42 All five London Premier League clubs linked to sex abuse probe Police

All five London Premier League clubs linked to sex abuse probe

Some of the claims go as far back as the 1960s.

# sex-abuse - Monday 2 January, 2017

Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'Zero tolerance' means just that

The Pope made his position clear in a letter to bishops.

# sex-abuse - Friday 9 December, 2016

83 suspects and hundreds of victims identified in football sex abuse scandal

98% of the victims identified so far are male – with their ages at the time of the alleged abuse ranging from seven to 20.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Convicted child rapist Patrick O'Brien has been sentenced to 13 years in prison

The former lay worker at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin had pleaded guilty to a number of charges.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Church of Ireland praises the courage of those abused by lay worker Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O’Brien will be sentenced next month.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Four child sex abuse survivors who took their own lives last year were waiting for treatment

The report from One in Four found that, in many cases, the victim is blamed for the abuse instead of the perpetrator.

# sex-abuse - Monday 10 October, 2016

Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years

The man’s partner will be sentenced for child cruelty next week.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Man who met victim (13) on dating app jailed for child sex offences in London

The abuse was discovered when the boy’s sister found an indecent video on his phone.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Tony Blackburn says BBC sacked him over Jimmy Savile inquiry

Blackburn said the BBC are “destroying” his career because his version of events does not tally with theirs.

# sex-abuse - Friday 28 August, 2015

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys

The former archbishop died overnight, the Vatican has announced today.

# sex-abuse - Friday 21 August, 2015

'The Freak' from TV show 'Prisoner: Cell Block H' avoids jail for child sex offences

Maggie Kirkpatrick was found guilty of assaulting a 16-year-old in 1984.

# sex-abuse - Friday 7 August, 2015

Bill Cosby is about to face some tough questions

He has been ordered to testify in court.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

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.

# sex-abuse - Monday 22 June, 2015

Sex offender jailed for taking neighbour's bra and knickers from laundry room

The judge said the Waterford man is a “very damaged human through no fault of his own”.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time

The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.

# sex-abuse - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians

Police said there has been a surge in complaints against prominent public figures since the Jimmy Savile scandal.

# sex-abuse - Friday 15 May, 2015

Violent sex offender jailed over the 'most horrendous abuse' of three girls

His offences took place between 1996 and 2002 and were described today as some of the most serious investigated by the Public Prosecution Branch.

# sex-abuse - Monday 30 March, 2015

Madame Tussauds has melted down Jimmy Savile's 'evil' waxwork

There were calls for it to be moved to the Chamber of Horrors but a victim said it was probably too evil for that.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

'Gerry Adams needs to get real': Enda and Joan pile pressure on Sinn Féin president

It follows further revelations by the BBC about alleged abuse in the republican movement.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 26 February, 2015

"He smelt of cigars and body odour": Savile abuse in the victims’ words

The latest report investigates abuse at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Gerry Adams: I've given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders

Adams discussed the Mairia Cahill controversy in an interview with TheJournal.ie this week.