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#child sexual abuse

From TheJournal.ie 79% of child sexual abuse images featured children under 12 Paedophelia

79% of child sexual abuse images featured children under 12

There was an “unprecedented increase” in disguised websites solely dedicated to distribute child sexual abuse imagery.

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 Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years Fight For Justice

Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years Exclusive

Alleged victim claims she was told gardai ‘forgot’ to send file to DPP.

From TheJournal.ie Former youth worker who pretended child pornography images were of him gets suspended sentence Courts

Former youth worker who pretended child pornography images were of him gets suspended sentence

He pretended to be a 15-year-old boy online and shared the images pretending them were of himself.

From TheJournal.ie 'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government Inquiry

'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.

From TheJournal.ie "Devious and calculating predatory paedophile" gets 17-year sentence for rape of boy London

"Devious and calculating predatory paedophile" gets 17-year sentence for rape of boy

Paul Blaikie, 38, had five years added to his jail term for being a “dangerous and manipulative individual” who poses a risk to children.

From TheJournal.ie Upscale New York dentist accused of having child pornography and meth, bragging about bestiality John Wolf

Upscale New York dentist accused of having child pornography and meth, bragging about bestiality

Dr John Wolf was also allegedly recorded saying he deliberately tries to infect sexual partners with HIV.

From TheJournal.ie US Secret Service officer accused of sexting girl he thought was 14, while on duty in the White House Robert Lee Moore

US Secret Service officer accused of sexting girl he thought was 14, while on duty in the White House

Robert Lee Moore sent a series of explicit and graphic messages and photos to two undercover federal agents.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys Sextortion

Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys

Patrick Killen would “beg, bribe and cajole the unsuspecting boys to send him sexually explicit pictures,” then share them with others online.

From TheJournal.ie 'Evil beyond understanding' - British men jailed for live-streaming rape of young children Bristol

'Evil beyond understanding' - British men jailed for live-streaming rape of young children

“Their callousness beggars belief,” said one investigator.

From TheJournal.ie Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl Clerical Abuse

Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl

The priest repeatedly molested the girl from the time she was five.

From TheJournal.ie Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty Child Sexual Abuse

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

From TheJournal.ie Violent sex offender jailed over the 'most horrendous abuse' of three girls Child Abuse

Violent sex offender jailed over the 'most horrendous abuse' of three girls

His offences took place between 1996 and 2002 and were described today as some of the most serious investigated by the Public Prosecution Branch.

From TheJournal.ie Police warn parents after 41 arrested in global child sexual abuse probe International Bust

Police warn parents after 41 arrested in global child sexual abuse probe

Canadian police said the case spanned 17 countries.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutors examine new set of sex abuse allegations against Rolf Harris Operation Yewtree

Prosecutors examine new set of sex abuse allegations against Rolf Harris

The 85-year-old is already serving a five year jail term for sexually assaulting several girls.

From TheJournal.ie IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim Opinion

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

From TheJournal.ie TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys Jailed

TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys

Police said he plied the boys with alcohol on school trips when he was a teacher.

From TheJournal.ie Suspended sentence for man who raped wife's teenage sister 'too lenient' Child Sexual Abuse

Suspended sentence for man who raped wife's teenage sister 'too lenient'

The man raped his teenage sister-in-law while she was babysitting.

From TheJournal.ie UK police: We believe witness who says an MP murdered a boy during an "abuse party" Operation Midland

UK police: We believe witness who says an MP murdered a boy during an "abuse party"

Police say it is “credible” that members of a ‘VIP paedophile ring’ murdered three boys between 1975 and 1984.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church body in Australia links celibacy to abuse Investigation

Catholic Church body in Australia links celibacy to abuse

It has recommended that clergy be given “psychosexual” training.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse Language In The Law

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers' Maíria Cahill Case

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words Redress

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams must tell us where child abusers were moved Abuse Claims

Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams must tell us where child abusers were moved

The Taoiseach said the Sinn Féin leader was “somebody who knows quite a lot about the IRA movement.”

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse? Abuse

Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse?

Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.

From TheJournal.ie Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl Child Sexual Abuse

Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl

He did some horrendous things with what he thought was a nine-year-old girl.

From TheJournal.ie Louise O'Keeffe accuses State of 'taking advantage' of abuse survivors Abuse

Louise O'Keeffe accuses State of 'taking advantage' of abuse survivors

“We’ve been abused, pure and simple. It beggars belief that the Government cannot own up to that.”

From TheJournal.ie Column: Pope Francis is considering the needs of survivors of clerical child sexual abuse Opinion

Column: Pope Francis is considering the needs of survivors of clerical child sexual abuse

As yet, the Papal Commission initiative is quite short on details; I see opportunity and hope in this ‘space’ but it will take courage to enter it from both sides, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting Terre Des Hommes

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting

Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system Opinion

Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system

Survivors of child sexual abuse seeking justice are not met with understanding or sympathy in Irish courts – rather they are attacked, derided and denied psychological support. This cannot be viewed as justice, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured Opinion

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured

To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie New Murphy Report information details abuse by Fr Patrick McCabe Child Sexual Abuse

New Murphy Report information details abuse by Fr Patrick McCabe

Previously redacted information has now been made public, and details allegations of abuse made against the priest.

From TheJournal.ie 'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors Child Abuse

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors

The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.

From TheJournal.ie Open letter to my priest abuser: ‘I thought it was my fault and I never told my mam’ ReadMe

Open letter to my priest abuser: ‘I thought it was my fault and I never told my mam’

A survivor of abuse tells a priest it is time he comes forward and tells the truth.

From TheJournal.ie Priest dismissed over complaints of child sexual abuse Clerical Abuse

Priest dismissed over complaints of child sexual abuse

A number of complaints of sexual abuse of minors against the priest have been upheld by a canonical penal trial today.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding Catholic Church

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.

From TheJournal.ie Counselling service records 57pc jump in calls about sexualised behaviour of children Children

Counselling service records 57pc jump in calls about sexualised behaviour of children

CARI’s annual report for 2011 also showed change in callers’ primary concern from intra- to extra-familial abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic church official sentenced in abuse case Cover Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries Catholic Church

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

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

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