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# Sexual Assault

Last week
17th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
HSE: New investigations into nursing home abuse are 'likely' going to find more cases
A review was requested by the HSE CEO into two reports conducted after an ex-employee was convicted of sexual assault.
This month
September 2023
Pensioner landlord charged with sexual assault of tenant at Ennis apartment
The landlord and tenant lived in the same building at the time of the alleged offence on October 1 last.
Last month
August 2023
Spanish football federation asks president to resign after sex assault probe for kissing player
Rubiales was provisionally suspended by FIFA on Saturday and is being investigated for sexual assault.
Twelve patients reported to have been sexually assaulted in mental health facilities last year
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The assaults are among more than 500 ‘serious’ adverse incidents in 2022.
The assaults are among more than 550 'serious' adverse incidents reported to the HSE in 2022.
Small number of assaults causing death or injury also reported in hospitals and social care settings
250 patients died or were seriously injured as a result of a fall in all healthcare settings last year.
This year
New bill strengthening laws on consent and character references to be delivered by end of the year
‘If somebody is willing to put to pen and paper that they believe this person is of outstanding character, they should be willing to answer questions in person,’ said Helen McEntee.
Man who sexually assaulted his sleeping partner given suspended sentence
The woman said the sexual abuse had significantly affected her physically and emotionally.
Bill Cosby sued by nine more women over alleged decades-old sexual assaults
He has now been accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by more than 60 women.
Retired TV cameraman jailed for 12 months over sexual assault of step-daughter decades ago
Tony Byrne (66) was found guilty by a jury last month of one count of sexually assaulting Donna McCarthy on 10 May 1992.
Retired RTÉ cameraman to be sentenced later for sexual assault of his daughter decades ago
The victim made a complaint in 2019, in which she said she was sexually assaulted by her father at the age of 16.
Former councillor jailed for sexually assaulting eight-year-old girl almost 20 years ago
The Judge said that John Hussey “had violated the bodily integrity” of the child and “caused her pain”.
Man tells trial he was tied to tree as a child and abused by former sports coach
There are five complainants in the case, all men now in their 40s and 50s.
Schoolgirl raped in Kerry by two teenagers developed eating disorder after attack, court hears
The attack in the early hours of the night of July 26, 2020 in an isolated area near a Co Kerry town.
Report finds that Defence officials acted appropriately in investigating sexual abuse claims
The period covered by the allegations is from the 1950s to 1994.
Woman tells jury she was in shock after alleged gang rape in hotel car park
The offences are alleged to have occurred in December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
Man who claimed to have no memory of sexually assaulting partner at knifepoint is jailed
He has been jailed for seven years suspending the last 15 months of the sentence.
Man accused of sexual assault in south-east sent forward for trial
The book of evidence was served on the man this afternoon.
Victims of serial rapist David Carrick say he was 'a beast' and 'evil'
The 48-year-old was handed 36 life sentences and will serve a minimum term of 32 years.
Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of eight-year-old girl
The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the girl at an address in Cork on a date between 1 and 7 November 2003.
Ireland's six Sexual Assault Treatment Units saw over 1,000 people last year
The figure increased by almost 200 people compared with 2021.
Canadian spiritual leader charged with sex assault of followers
John de Ruiter ran an organization called the College of Integrated Philosophy, also known as the Oasis Group.
Man who repeatedly raped woman he met on dating website jailed for nine years
The judge said Bajo Ziflai had shown no remorse or acknowledged the harm he caused to the woman on the night in question.
Adult film star Ron Jeremy found unable to stand trial for rape
Jeremy became recognisable through reality shows, public appearances and music videos.
Last year
Prosecution rests case at Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial
Weinstein is two years into a 23-year sentence for his conviction in New York.
Woman tells court of being sexually assaulted in bedroom of man whose parents were at home
The man pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the woman he met on Tinder.
Security guard jailed for sexually abusing his younger sister for nearly two decades
The complainant told investigators that her older brother had sexually molested her on an almost daily basis
Weinstein accuser takes to the witness box in LA after New York evidence
Weinstein, 70, has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault involving five women.
Woman tells court Weinstein sexually assaulted her twice, 17 years apart
Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault.
Rape crisis centres: Increase in helpline calls compared with pre-pandemic years
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s rape crisis statistics 2021 report.
Woman 'definitely did not consent' to any sexual activity at centre of trial, court hears
The woman’s husband is on trial accused of assaulting her over a period of nine years.
Man on trial accused of sexually assaulting his wife over period of nine years
The judge said it was a difficult and sensitive case, where the woman in question was unconscious when allegedly assaulted.
Singer Rex Orange County charged with six counts of sexually assaulting woman
The singer, whose real name is Alexander O’Connor, pleaded not guilty in court today.
Over 7,000 people contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the first time in 2021
The line was at its busiest in September and November.
Marilyn Manson sex assault investigation goes to US prosecutors
The investigation included a November search of Manson’s home, where media devices and other items were seized.
Woman ‘woke to find Benjamin Mendy on top of her’, court told
The Manchester City defender denies the rape, in the early hours of 24 July, 2021.
George Foreman sued for alleged sexual assault
The incident took place when the two women were teenagers in the 1970s, according to lawsuits filed in Los Angeles.
‘Predator’ Benjamin Mendy turned pursuit of women for sex into game, court told
The Manchester City footballer’s trial began at Chester Crown Court today.
Man charged in relation to alleged sexual assault on girl in Antrim
The man (18) is due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Experts call for 'careful consideration' of proposals to cross-examine references in rape trials
A proposed law would give prosecutors powers to cross-examine character references.
Legal experts say that cross-examining character references could have wider implications for Ireland's courts system.
The Government has indicated that it may consider the issue over the next year, Stephen McDermott writes.
Scrubs co-executive producer arrested on multiple sexual assault charges
Eric Weinberg allegedly approached targeted young women in public places under the guise of being a photographer offering them work.
Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty after being accused of sex attacks
The 62-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey this morning.