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#Sex Abuse

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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# sex-abuse - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched

The movement has called for change and more transparency in Ireland’s justice system.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 24 March, 2013

It was different in the 1970s and Robbie Keane: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

It was different in the 1970s and Robbie Keane: The week in quotes

“There’s this message that they come out with, that individuals must take responsibility for their own drinking – I just don’t buy that.”

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Mistakes in Savile case 'could happen all over again'

A review of allegations made against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime found mistakes were made by the police between 1964 and 2012.

# sex-abuse - Friday 22 February, 2013

Interview: The Church can't move on from its abusive past until the pope is gone

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s latest documentary explores how the Catholic Church protected child sex abusers across the world. Here, he discusses how power corrupted the institution – and may still cause its total downfall.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Victims launch legal action against BBC and Jimmy Savile's estate

Lawyers for 31 of the alleged victims of sexual abuse say they have taken the first steps in what could be a major legal action.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his administrative duties and court-ordered to release thousands of pages of confidential files on sexually abusive priests.

# sex-abuse - Friday 1 February, 2013

High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest

Papers were lodged with the High Court late Wednesday.

# sex-abuse - Monday 7 January, 2013

Stuart Hall pleads not guilty to indecent assault of young girls

The 83-year-old former BBC presenter was charged in December after allegations were made to police.

# sex-abuse - Monday 10 December, 2012

Man in his 60s arrested in Savile probe

The man, who has not been identified, is the sixth person arrested as part of the Scotland Yard investigation into sexual abuse in the 1970s.

# sex-abuse - Friday 7 December, 2012

German Catholic Church says 66 clergy accused of sex abuse

A new study says the clergy has been accused of 576 cases of sexual assault between 2000 and 2010.

Max Clifford: allegations are 'damaging and totally untrue'

The well-known publicist was arrested yesterday as part of the investigation into sex offence claims against Jimmy Savile and ‘others’.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Max Clifford arrested as part of Savile investigation - reports

Celebrity publicist Max Clifford is being questioned by police in London on suspicion of sexual offences, according to reports.

# sex-abuse - Monday 12 November, 2012

BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story

An internal investigation at the BBC has found “basic” journalistic failures in a news report which wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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# sex-abuse - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Freddie Starr arrested by police investigating Jimmy Savile case - reports

London Metropolitan Police arrested a man in his 60s earlier this evening on suspicion of sexual offences connected to the Savile investigation.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 20 October, 2012

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Penn State scandal: Sandusky accuser tells of abuse ordeal in new book

18-year-old Aaron Fisher, who was known publicly for a year only as Victim 1, put aside anonymity yesterday to speak about his ordeal as a child.

# sex-abuse - Friday 19 October, 2012

Jimmy Savile: Police dealing with alleged abuse on an unprecedented scale

The TV man has also been described as possibly “one of the most prolific sex offenders the NSPCC has ever come across.”

# sex-abuse - Friday 12 October, 2012

Police say they have 340 leads as scale of Savile inquiry grows

There will now be at least three separate investigations into the allegations against the Jim’ll Fix It presenter.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 11 October, 2012

HSE report recommends 'closer State monitoring' of dioceses

The HSE’s Diocesan Audit Report of the safeguarding arrangements in the Catholic Diocese in Ireland was published this afternoon.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

One in Four calls for more treatment in the community for sex offenders

Executive director Maeve Lewis said there is a huge need because fewer than 5 per cent of sex offenders end up in prison.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks

The Bishop released a special message to the people of his diocese today.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Protests in Brussels over parole for paedophile serial killer's accomplice

Families of Marc Dutroux’s victims staging protest over freeing of Michelle Martin.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

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We Were Penn State: here's this week's cover of Sports Illustrated

“An unprecedented failure of institutional integrity.”

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Sentence for mother in abuse case welcomed by support group

A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to 16-months for sexually assaulting and exploiting her four-year-old daughter.

# sex-abuse - Monday 2 July, 2012

Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority

Pope Benedict XVI has become increasingly willing to forcibly remove bishops who refuse to step down.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 23 June, 2012

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Former US football coach convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of child abuse.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report

84 per cent of perpetrators were known to the victims.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI

“They abused people and undermined the credibility of the Church’s message.”

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Over 230 new abuse allegations received by Catholic Church

The National Board for Safeguarding Children received 237 new abuse allegations in the year to 1 April, 2012, implicating 196 priests.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 24 May, 2012

One in every 14 Dublin priests accused of child abuse

New figures show details of accusations against ten serial abusers in the diocese – one of whom had 97 allegations against him.

# sex-abuse - Monday 21 May, 2012

New law on disclosing child abuse may not apply to priests

An Oireachtas briefing paper outlines that Alan Shatter’s proposed legislation does not tackle ‘sacerdotal privilege’.

# sex-abuse - Monday 7 May, 2012

Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady

Catholic Church leader apologises to abuse victims and says he regrets “very much” that parents of children at risk weren’t informed.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Irish priest charged with child sex abuse in Sydney

Fr Finian Egan, 77, was charged on Monday with 17 offences relating to alleged assaults on four children between 1972 and 1987.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

In full: Cardinal Brady responds to allegations over role in abuse inquiry

The primate of all-Ireland has released a statement in response to new allegations about his role in an inquiry into abuse allegations against the paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.

# sex-abuse - Friday 27 April, 2012

Ombudsman: shift attention from ‘third party abuser’ to put children first

The Ombudsman for Children says the focus of the debate needs to move to abuse which takes place within the home.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Child protection bill published to close sex abuse law loophole

Sentences of over five years in prison could be handed down if found guilty of withholding information.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Garda Ombudsman to investigate sex abuse complaints

The GSOC is to investigate the handling of complaints of sex abuse against a Fr Corin, about which concerns were raised in the Cloyne Report.