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#Child Abuse

From TheJournal.ie Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police Catholic Church

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

From TheJournal.ie US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children California

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me' Opinion

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'

Aicha Dounia was abused by her biological father from the age of four but she refuses to live a life ‘consumed by hatred’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse Opinion

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way' Column

Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy writes that the allegations are credible and consistent but cannot now be proven definitively.

From TheJournal.ie Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images Operation Ketch

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images

Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse Marie Collins

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m Pay Outs

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m

The awards are made to those abused while resident in industrial schools.

From TheJournal.ie UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles Trauma

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

From TheJournal.ie New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused One House

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused

The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises Operation Ketch

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past' Mass Appeal

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years Darknet

Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years

The court found that the unemployed couple had sexually assaulted the boy, now 10 and sold him on the so-called darknet.

From TheJournal.ie Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today Operation Ketch

Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today

It is understood up to 30 homes are being targeted in today’s searches.

From TheJournal.ie Man to be sentenced next month for possessing almost 1,000 child abuse images Peter Mcdonagh

Man to be sentenced next month for possessing almost 1,000 child abuse images

Some of the children depicted were no older than two-years-old.

From TheJournal.ie Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother Sexual Abuse

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s Wales

Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s

Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Truly dreadful': Dublin man (20) jailed for possession of graphic child abuse images Courts

'Truly dreadful': Dublin man (20) jailed for possession of graphic child abuse images

Over 5,000 images and 328 videos were found on the man’s computer during a Garda raid of his Dublin home.

From TheJournal.ie Clare teenager thought about killing his mother to end 'years of abuse' against him and siblings Child Abuse
From TheJournal.ie Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof' Tusla

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

From TheJournal.ie Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online North Carolina

Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online

The Raleigh Police Department has said that the child is now safe.

From TheJournal.ie Boys account for a third of online abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors New Study

Boys account for a third of online abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors

A new study has been produced based on a review of over a million images and videos.

From TheJournal.ie 11 people arrested in connection with suspected child exploitation released without charge Child Abuse

11 people arrested in connection with suspected child exploitation released without charge

Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years Child Abuse

Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years

John O’Donoghue, aged 38, also distributed illegal images and movies via email.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected child exploitation: Questioning of men and women continues Investigation

Suspected child exploitation: Questioning of men and women continues

The suspects can be questioned up to 24 hours excluding breaks.

From TheJournal.ie Clare auctioneer 'of some standing' jailed for raping his friend's daughter Child Abuse

Clare auctioneer 'of some standing' jailed for raping his friend's daughter

The court was told that the sexual abuse his victim suffered had a “deep and long-lasting impact” on her to this day.

From TheJournal.ie Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services' Scandal

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.

From TheJournal.ie A British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been jailed for 32 years Hurtcore

A British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been jailed for 32 years

Matthew Falder used encrypted email addresses and was caught by an international taskforce.

From TheJournal.ie Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody Longford

Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody

He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.

From TheJournal.ie Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches Operation Ketch

Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches

The searches took place across private residences in 12 counties over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Former Glee actor Mark Salling found dead Noah Puckerman

Former Glee actor Mark Salling found dead

The 35-year-old was due to be sentenced over child pornography charges in March.

From TheJournal.ie 27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India Delhi

27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India

The baby is currently recovering in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents Child Abuse

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents

Their story is one of 16 case studies published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project .

From TheJournal.ie Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities' Child Abuse

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities' Exclusive

In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long' Waterford

Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long'

The government has said it will launch an inquiry – but there is no start date as yet.

From TheJournal.ie Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions Abuse Report

Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions

In total, more than 4,000 institutions were accused of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to molesting young gymnasts Child Abuse

USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to molesting young gymnasts

Dr Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas said they were among his victims.

From TheJournal.ie Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case Warning To Friend

Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case

The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for life after murdering partner's two-year-old son in Liverpool Liverpool

Man jailed for life after murdering partner's two-year-old son in Liverpool

Two-year-old Teddy Tilston was in the sole care of Craig Smith when he died.

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