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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Friday 19 August, 2016

Judge says alleged sexual abuse of two children is 'most disturbing evidence' he has seen in 20 years

The children’s foster parents do not want them to be reunited with their biological parents.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'

Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.

Boy at centre of sexual abuse case believes his mother didn't do anything wrong

The 12-year-old said he blames his father, who was convicted of nine counts of raping him when he was six and seven.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 11 July, 2016

Calls for new hate crime laws as people report assaults and violence because of sexuality

The RCNI’s new report launched today looks at LGBT survivors of sexual violence.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 1 July, 2016

'Pillar of local community' jailed for sexually abusing two boys

The offences took place 25 years ago.

Police face misconduct action over handling of Ian Watkins child abuse case

The singer was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for a string of child sexual abuse offences.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Dublin man dies before appeal of life sentence for raping and sexually abusing three of his children

The 79-year-old was convicted on 98 counts in 2010.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

'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.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 16 May, 2016

60 charges withdrawn in Waterford child abuse trial

A young boy has claimed his mother and father sexually abused him.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Man charged with sexual assault after extradition from Spain

The man was escorted back to Ireland by gardaí yesterday.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 22 April, 2016

Father threatened partner into having sex with their son, court told

The parents face a total of 82 charges of abuse between 2007 and 2011.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 18 April, 2016

Boy who alleges parents abused him was abused while in foster care, court told

The boy has been giving evidence via video-link.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Kesha's sexual assault claims against producer are dismissed

The singer claimed Dr Luke violated her rights.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Intellectually disabled man left in care home with alleged abuser for two years - report

A report from the new HSE whisteblower service highlights claims of abuse in residential facilities.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Macho culture' at BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to abuse 57 females and 15 boys

The youngest victim of a sexual assault was just eight years old.

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.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí Exclusive

“‘Grace’ is no isolated incident. I know – the same thing happened to me”.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 15 February, 2016

From The42 Court hears details of how Adam Johnson met with underage girl for 'thank you kiss and more' Grooming

Court hears details of how Adam Johnson met with underage girl for 'thank you kiss and more'

The jury watched a video recording of the girl’s police interview during the ex-Premier League footballer’s trial today.

Former GAA coach fails in bid to challenge ruling that he’s a risk to children

In 2013 the Child and Family Agency found he was a risk to children and third parties should be informed of this.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

German police accused of covering up the rape of a 13-year-old girl

Russia is calling for an explanation over Berlin’s handling of the case.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 21 January, 2016

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.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 15 January, 2016

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 4 January, 2016

Outrage at closure of only 24-hour service for sexually abused children

A charity which offers therapy to child victims said those under the age of 14 will not be able to avail of adequate examination and treatment.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 7 December, 2015

Beating, pinching, deliberate poisoning - 19,000 reports of child abuse made in Ireland every year

The largest number of referrals relate to concerns about emotional abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders

The latest tranche of child protection reviews examines allegations against 20 orders.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 November, 2015

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 13 November, 2015

'I was nine when he first abused me, I was home from school because I was sick'

Emma and Vanessa Witherow’s mother stood by their stepfather after he was jailed for sexually abusing them over ten years.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece

The man claimed his grandniece asked him to pay her for sex.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 21 September, 2015

American soldiers 'told to ignore' sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies

Troops were reportedly instructed to “look the other way” in cases of abuse, even when it took place on military bases.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 28 August, 2015

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys

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

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 10 July, 2015

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation

A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

Bill Cosby admitted drugging a woman to have sex with her

A rape case was brought to court, but dropped.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'

Rose said she would consider taking legal action against gardaí who were aware of his abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation

Breda O’Brien was released without charge this afternoon.