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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Friday 15 February, 2013

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

# sexual-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.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Indian child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ – report

The report found that children who complain of sexual abuse are often dismissed or ignored by police and other officials.

# sexual-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.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling

The daughter of Patrick O’Brien, who was first bailed and then jailed for sexually abusing her, gives an emotional interview.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 25 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse

A “vindicated” Fiona Doyle will appear on RTE’s Late Late show this evening to speak about her case.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Taoiseach has not yet arranged meeting with Fiona Doyle, daughter reveals

Kristel O’Brien spoke of her mother’s ‘heartbreak’ over this week’s controversial sentencing of her rapist and father Patrick O’Brien – who is due back in court this morning.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 11 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Nastassja Kinski 'proud' of sister for revealing sex abuse

The German actress has come out in support of her sister, who has revealed she was sexually abused throughout her childhood – saying she hopes it will encourage others to seek help.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 3 January, 2013

International mission rescues 44 sexually exploited children

Operation Sunflower saw 245 people arrested.

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sex offenders be electronically tagged after prison?

Minister Alan Shatter is expected to introduce laws to increase monitoring of sex offenders, but should they be tagged after serving their sentence?

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Two more men arrested in Savile sex abuse inquiry

So far, police have arrested 10 men in connection with thousands of complaints made against former BBC presenter, Jimmy Savile.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

BBC commentator Stuart Hall charged with indecently assaulting children

The charges are that Hall indecently assaulted three girls between 1974 and 1984.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 23 November, 2012

French tennis coach jailed eight years for raping pupils

Regis de Camaret ran a tennis training camp at the plush Mediterranean resort of Saint Tropez in the 1980s and early 1990s.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Manchester police investigate sexual abuse allegations towards late MP

Manchester Police said that they are investigating any allegations that are said to have occurred from 1974 onwards.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Man arrested by police investigating Savile scandal

The man in his 60s was arrested in Bedfordshire this morning on suspicion of sexual offences.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Australia abuse inquiry: Church should not be scapegoated, says Church

Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric has welcomed a probe into paedophilia in the church as a way of separating “fact from fiction”.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 12 November, 2012

New York Times in spotlight as ex-BBC chief takes reins BBC

New York Times in spotlight as ex-BBC chief takes reins

Mark Thompson assumed his new role at The New York Times today amid questions about whether the crisis engulfing the BBC would spill over to the US news organisation.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Investigation into handling of abuse complaints at Welsh care homes

Historic allegations of abuse at care homes in north Wales, allegedly involving a former senior Conservative politician, will be investigated, the British government has said.

Victims of child sex abuse wait 25 years to report abuse

New figures from the Rape Crisis Network found people who had been abused as children made up the majority of cases of people seeking counselling last year.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 November, 2012

Freddie Starr grilled again in UK sex abuse probe

The comedian was initial arrested and bailed yesterday but was brought in for questioning again today by Scotland Yard.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 1 November, 2012

The Evening with added lefty tossers

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Gary Glitter released on bail

The former singer has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with child abuse allegations as part of investigations into Jimmy Savile.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 27 October, 2012

'We knew nothing of the firestorm of allegations to come' - Savile family statement

Read the family’s statement in full.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Savile investigation: Allegations against 'eight to ten' BBC employees

George Entwistle says it’s too early to tell, but the BBC will assist police investigations into a possible paedophile ring.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 22 October, 2012

BBC editor who dropped Savile expose ‘stepping aside’

A Panorama programme to be broadcast tonight will shed new light on the BBC’s handling of allegations of young people being sexually abused by its former star.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 5 October, 2012

BBC chief urges staff to 'come forward' about Jimmy Savile allegations

Statements were issued by both the BBC and Metropolitan Police today.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Police to assess Jimmy Savile allegations, no investigation yet

Scotland Yard said it was too early to say how many allegations of sexual abuse there are.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Jimmy Savile: BBC says it is "horrified" by sexual abuse allegations

Police are investigating allegations that the DJ and presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused teenage girls on BBC premises in the 1970s.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Retired Irish priest faces abuse charges in Australian court

Finian Egan, 77, has been charged with indecently assaulting a girl on three occasions in the 1960s.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 7 September, 2012

Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse? Clerical Abuse This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse?

Various commissions have only investigated abuse claims on a diocese-by-diocese basis. Should there be a national overall inquiry?

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with' Safeguarding This post contains images

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with'

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Kildare and Leighlin Diocese.

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told Safeguarding This post contains images

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Barnardos and PSNI team up on new initiative to tackle child exploitation

Money seized from criminals will partly fund the new scheme to provide early intervention and protect vulnerable children in south and east Belfast.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer

Michelle Martin was jailed in 2004 for complicity in the imprisonment and death of her husband’s young victims.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Catholic church official sentenced in abuse case

Monsignor William J Lynn was sentenced to three to six years in prison after decades of playing down allegations of clerical sexual abuse.

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 10 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Protest at Pro Cathedral over government plans for abuse survivors’ trust fund

Victims of institutional abuse oppose plans to establish a trust fund for abuse victims, instead of simply giving cash payments.