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# Statutory Rape

All time
Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí
The Regina Coeli hostel noted in 1933 in relation to one woman who fell pregnant: “A TD is responsible for her trouble”.
# friends in right places
Burqa row: Steve Bannon comes out to bat for Boris Johnson
Bannon has said that Johnson has “nothing to apologise for”.
# Roman Polanski
Oscar-winning director won't be sent to the US to face sentence for statutory rape
Roman Polanski is still wanted in the United States for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Gailey.
# Rape Charges
16-year-old charged with raping a girl the same age as him granted bail
The teenager, who was 15 at the time of the alleged incident, has been granted bail.
# Naas District Court
16-year-old faces charge for having consensual sex with girl the same age as him
A judge has voiced “serious concerns” for the boy who is in State-care.
# Film
Irish Film Institute highlights Roman Polanski films
Controversial director under the spotlight in January schedule of films as two of his major movies are re-released.
# Race for the Áras
Norris: Unpublished Nawi letters are covered by legal privilege
Senator David Norris says more letters seeking clemency for Ezra Nawi are covered by “professional legal privilege”.
# Norris
Ezra Nawi rape conviction went unreported in Israel: report
The story which has ended the presidential hopes of David Norris has only come to light 14 years later.
# David Norris
Israel and Labour deny plot against Norris as backers consider support
More details emerge about the scandal that has rocked the independent Senator’s campaign.
# Prostitution Scandal
French footballer charged over prostitution enquiry
Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery charged after court appearance.