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#Sex Abuse

# sex-abuse - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

The rock star will be sentenced on 27 February.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Prince Andrew speaks out publicly about sex abuse allegations in Davos

The prince reiterated denials that have been made on his behalf by Buckingham Palace, telling business leaders his focus is on his work.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been vandalised

The Los Angeles Police Department opened its investigation into the sex abuse claims yesterday afternoon.

# sex-abuse - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

# sex-abuse - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Watch: Bill Cosby's incredibly tense post-interview exchange with reporter

“If you will just tell your boss the reason why we didn’t say that upfront was because we thought that AP had the integrity to not ask.”

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In full: Enda Kenny's speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South

There was a heated three-hour debate in the Dáil today, stemming from allegations made by Maíria Cahill.

Mary Lou says she 'would walk through the hot coals of hell to protect children'

She added that Maíria Cahill made a brave decision to come forward.

One in seven sex abuse victims felt they were treated insensitively by gardaí

The report also found that 41% of victims did not receive ongoing contact with the gardaí after they reported their case.

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# sex-abuse - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl

He did some horrendous things with what he thought was a nine-year-old girl.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Brady resignation "too late" for abuse survivor

Brendan Boland says that Sean Brady was “weak”.

South Yorkshire police complain to the BBC over Cliff Richard 'leak'

The police said it was “disappointing” that the BBC was slow to acknowledge that the force was not the source of the leak.

# sex-abuse - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# sex-abuse - Friday 23 May, 2014

'I was the punching bag, the sex toy, the maid' - Michelle Knight describes life being held by Ariel Castro

Knight spoke to RTÉ about her 11 years in captivity in which she became pregnant five times.

Trial of Dublin man accused of child sex offence at Croke Park delayed as evidence is gathered

The arraignment of the 50-year-old will now take place on 29 July.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Children can recover from sex abuse - but not if they've to wait 6 months for therapy

Children’s charities have been critical of the lack of access to services for children who have been sexually abused, as the HSE does not have the specialist staff to treat them.

# sex-abuse - Monday 12 May, 2014

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries

Specialist assessments of this priest in 1985, 1997 and 2004 were not kept on file by the Society of the Divine Word.

Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy

The Diocese was told an overarching child safeguarding plan should be drawn up and published.

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Trial date set for Dublin man accused of child sex offence at Croke Park

The 50-year-old Dublin man faces 50 charges, including seven related to sexual acts with a child under 17.

US teacher arrested on allegations of having sex with her 13-year-old student

Police also believe there were explicit phone messages exchanged between the teacher and student.

# sex-abuse - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The42 NFL star Colin Kaepernick says reports of police probe 'completely wrong' Accusations

NFL star Colin Kaepernick says reports of police probe 'completely wrong'

It had been reported the 49ers quarterback was being investigated for an alleged sexual assault.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

EU wide survey on violence against women shows startling statistics

The Rape Crisis Network is asking for funding to be protected in light of the findings.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Freddie Starr arrested for fourth time in UK sex abuse probe

Starr’s lawyer said today that he plans to file a High Court application for judicial review over the conduct of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Column: 'It was done one day without warning' – a terrifying story of genital mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia with the aim of reducing a women’s enjoyment of sex. This abominable practise must be stopped, writes David Dalton.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children

The UN demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 2 February, 2014

'If that complaint had been acted on, I wouldn't have been abused at all'

Earlier this week Louise O’Keeffe won a landmark case against the Irish State, which was found liable for the sexual abuse she suffered as an 8-year-old.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Landmark European judgement finds Irish State liable for sexual abuse

Louise O’Keeffe, who was abused by her primary school teacher, took the Irish State to the European Court Human Rights after losing in the Irish High and Supreme Courts.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# sex-abuse - Thursday 16 January, 2014

British and Australian residents arrested for using live child sex abuse streams

Fifteen children between the ages of six and 15 years old were rescued during the international operation.

# sex-abuse - Monday 13 January, 2014

Public inquiry into historical child abuse in NI begins today

The inquiry will focus on claims of abuse by institutions run by organisations like churches and the state in Northern Ireland.

# sex-abuse - Monday 23 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse?

I am one of the fortunate survivors to have secured a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me. Last week’s national audits of the Catholic clergy show others are not so lucky, writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sex abuse

Two mothers who also plead guilty to charges relating to Watkins abuse and attempted abuse of their children, have been sentenced to 14 years and 17 years in prison.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Bill that strengthens law against sexual abuse and child grooming to be published in 2014

The Bill includes the possible use of electronic monitoring in certain circumstances.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Number of rape cases reported in Delhi doubles this year

However, aid organisations believe even this reported figure doesn’t reflect the real number of assaults.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegations

The NBSCCCI said the files they read left them in no doubt that a “great number of children were seriously abused by Brothers”.