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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

"God knows" - Irish priest found guilty of sexually abusing toddler in Chile

John O’Reilly began abusing the girl when she was five.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

Young sexual offenders move from downloading images to sexually harming children

There has been a “marked rise” in the number of 18 to 25 year olds looking for treatment.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'Failed time and time again': 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids

Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 29 September, 2014

Inquiry hears 1 in 5 boys at Co Down children's home say they were abused

It also heard that paedophile priest, Father Brendan Smyth, was among the offenders.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 29 August, 2014

Opinion: It's a false economy to cut back funding to rape crisis centres

We need to gain a true picture of the prevalence most heinous crimes in our society in order to inform national policy.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: Why are so many victims of child sexual abuse reluctant to report it?

Lenient sentencing in sexual assault cases has negative consequences – not just for individuals, but for all victims.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 3 August, 2014

The State isn't talking to abuse victims - Louise O'Keeffe

She’s now written to he Taoiseach and to Minister for Education to requesting a meeting.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Man charged with rape of two young girls, after extradition from US

The British national was refused bail, after appearing before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this afternoon.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

458 children rescued from Mexican home over sexual abuse

They were held against their will and made to beg, while living in filthy conditions.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 27 June, 2014

"His eyes were cold and dead": Savile abuse in the victims' words

An investigation found shocking instances of abuse and humiliation at the hands of Savile in UK hospitals.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 26 June, 2014

"Oh, that's Jimmy, that's just his way" - how staff at hospitals enabled Savile and refused to believe his victims

One victim told her a nurse shrugged her shoulders and walked away after being told that Savile had molested a patient.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 6 June, 2014

Gary Glitter to be charged with child sex offences

Glitter is to be charged over alleged assaults on two girls aged 12 to 14 between 1977 and 1980.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 19 May, 2014

Two rape crisis centres are to close temporarily as cuts take hold

The services in Clare and Tipperary will be closed for at least a month because of a €120,000 shortfall.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 12 May, 2014

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.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford UK

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford

Clifford was sentenced to eight years of prison yesterday after being found guilty of indecent assault.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 May, 2014

Over 160 new allegations of clerical sex abuse in last year

Most of these allegations related to abuse in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

44 school abuse claims to be reviewed following O'Keeffe judgement

Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that other relevant cases would also be reviewed.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Dylan Farrow describes alleged sexual abuse by Woody Allen

The adoptive daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow has written publicly about the abuse allegations for the first time.

# sexual-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.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 December, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# sexual-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.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse

They are tasked with looking at how to protect children from paedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Woman in Belfast sexually assaulted by 3 men

The 51-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Irish priest found guilty of child sexual abuse in Australia

A jury found Finian Egan guilty of the rape and indecent assault of three girls over the course of almost three decades.

Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking

Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Autopsy due after BBC chauffeur accused of child sexual abuse found dead

David Smith was found dead in his home after he failed to turn up to court in London on Monday.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Appeal for information about attempted murder and sexual assault of a young girl

The attack took place in 1994 in Newry.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Surrey Police transcript shows Jimmy Savile denied abusing young girls

Transcript of 2009 interview revelas that the BBC presenter brushed off and dismissed allegations made against him.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 11 October, 2013

240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992

The Dublin based agency, NIAP, says that 5 per cent of adolescents they treat are young girls.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations

The Ombudsman for Children upheld a complaint from the family and found that the HSE’s actions had negatively affected the young girl.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 16 September, 2013

Historic child sex abuse inquiry opens in Australia

An inquiry into church and institutional child abuse began public hearings today with warnings that widespread and “shocking” allegations will be heard.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

One in five women experience unwanted sexual conduct, but just 3 per cent report it

LGBT students are more likely to have been victims of unwanted sexual experiences, a new study has found.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Seven cases of sexual abuse reported in direct provision hostels in 2012

The average time spent in direct provision hostels has increased, but the numbers in the centres has declined.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 19 July, 2013

Son of abuser Jerry Sandusky seeks to have name changed

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse last year.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 1 July, 2013

Trial begins for Austrian priest accused of assaulting 24 boys

The former headmaster of a monastery boarding school allegedly assaulted the pupils between 1973 and 1993 at the school and foreign trips.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Two girls die as wave of child rapes hits province in DRC

Doctor in Democratic Republic of Congo speaks of the horror of flood of children coming to hospital in critical state.