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From TheJournal.ie Pakistani police chief faces backlash for suggesting rape victim should have been accompanied by a man Lahore

Pakistani police chief faces backlash for suggesting rape victim should have been accompanied by a man

The controversy started after a woman was allegedly gang raped in Lahore.

From TheJournal.ie 'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me' Women's Aid

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape New York

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape

The actor has already been charged with groping three women.

From TheJournal.ie 'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets Cork Penny Dinners

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets

Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.

From TheJournal.ie Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report Sexual Assault Trials

Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report

The review was instituted by the previous minister for justice Charlie Flanagan following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Man who raped sleeping woman during house party jailed for five years Central Criminal Court

Man who raped sleeping woman during house party jailed for five years

Brian Byrne went on trial in Dublin in November last year.

From TheJournal.ie Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown Courts

Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown

The family of the woman said they will “never forget how that man single-handedly destroyed our mam’s life”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws Consent

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws

Simon Harris will meet with the National Women’s Council’s advisory committee on ending sexual violence later today.

From TheJournal.ie 98% increase in people contacting rape crisis centres for support during pandemic Covid-19

98% increase in people contacting rape crisis centres for support during pandemic

More than 4,400 contacts were made to six centres from March to June.

From TheJournal.ie Teen accused of rape in south Dublin suburb Children's Court

Teen accused of rape in south Dublin suburb

The defendant was 16 when the alleged incident happened.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout Sexual Harassment

Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout

A lawyer who represents some of the women described the payment as “a complete sellout”.

From TheJournal.ie Serial rapist in UK went on sex attack spree after major probation failings, report finds Joseph McCann

Serial rapist in UK went on sex attack spree after major probation failings, report finds

Joseph McCann was jailed last year for a string of assaults.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 6.5 years for raping sleeping woman Kildare

Man jailed for 6.5 years for raping sleeping woman

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said the offence was aggravated by the great harm it has caused and the fact the woman was raped while she was asleep.

From TheJournal.ie That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women Los Angeles

That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women

He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.

From TheJournal.ie 'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case Tipperary

'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case

The victims have questioned whether the fact that they are Travellers was a factor.

From TheJournal.ie Rapist (75) who abused sister and his seven daughters over 23-year period jailed for 20 years James O'reilly

Rapist (75) who abused sister and his seven daughters over 23-year period jailed for 20 years

From 1977 to 2000, James O’Reilly (75) subjected the young girls to “horrific” sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy charged with rape at Dublin housing estate two years ago Courts

Teenage boy charged with rape at Dublin housing estate two years ago

The boy has not indicated how he will plead.

From TheJournal.ie Court overturns Dublin man's conviction for rape of his heavily-pregnant partner Court Of Appeal

Court overturns Dublin man's conviction for rape of his heavily-pregnant partner

The man was found guilty of two counts of rape following a three-week trial in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein charged with sexually assaulting a third woman in LA case New Trial

Harvey Weinstein charged with sexually assaulting a third woman in LA case

The disgraced Hollywood producer is already in prison in New York after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

From TheJournal.ie Singer Duffy reveals 'dark story' of rape ordeal to 'help others who have suffered' Instagram

Singer Duffy reveals 'dark story' of rape ordeal to 'help others who have suffered'

The singer said she was drugged at a restaurant on her birthday before being held captive in her own home and taken to a foreign country.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court restores 10-year sentence imposed on man who raped wife SENTENCE RESTORED

Supreme Court restores 10-year sentence imposed on man who raped wife

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the alteration of the original sentence by the Court of Appeal “did not accord with law”.

From TheJournal.ie Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days Instagram

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days

The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault New York

Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault

The disgraced film producer faces a maximum of 29 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline Time's Up

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises” Support System

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed Belfast

PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed

The leaflets were distributed in north Belfast earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Woman released after arrest over 'threats to kill' made at conclusion of rape trial Courts

Woman released after arrest over 'threats to kill' made at conclusion of rape trial

The woman was arrested yesterday and questioned at a garda station in Leitrim.

From TheJournal.ie 14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl Dublin

14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl

The boy appeared at Dublin Children’s Court today charged with sexual abuse offences which allegedly occurred when he was aged 12 and 13.

From TheJournal.ie Jury to begin deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial Me Too

Jury to begin deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial

The movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him.

From TheJournal.ie Victim verbally abused in courtroom after two Leitrim men jailed for seven years for rape Courts

Victim verbally abused in courtroom after two Leitrim men jailed for seven years for rape

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life, knowing that they chose to do this to me,” the victim said in an impact statement.

From TheJournal.ie Rapist returned to prison after breaching suspended sentence terms by committing burglaries Court

Rapist returned to prison after breaching suspended sentence terms by committing burglaries

He received a 12-year sentence with the three final years suspended in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told

Weinstein (67) faces life in prison if convicted of predatory sexual assault charges.

From TheJournal.ie Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges Scotland

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago Offaly

Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago

The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.

From TheJournal.ie British teen found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus launches appeal against conviction Ayia Napa

British teen found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus launches appeal against conviction

The 19-year-old woman returned to the UK last week.

From TheJournal.ie British teenager convicted of lying over Cyprus rape returns to UK vowing to clear her name On Home Soil

British teenager convicted of lying over Cyprus rape returns to UK vowing to clear her name

The 19-year-old woman was handed a four-month jail term, suspended for three years.

From TheJournal.ie UK’s most prolific serial rapist, who preyed on drunk men, jailed for life Manchester

UK’s most prolific serial rapist, who preyed on drunk men, jailed for life

Reynhard Sinaga went hunting for young revellers and posed as a Good Samaritan to lure them back to his apartment in Manchester city centre.

From TheJournal.ie What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women' 40 Years On

What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women'

In 1979, when the DRCC was founded, it wasn’t a crime for a man to rape his wife.

From TheJournal.ie Murder, rape and drug offences: Over 1,100 Irish citizens arrested by Met Police this year Arrests

Murder, rape and drug offences: Over 1,100 Irish citizens arrested by Met Police this year

A total of 152 Irish people were arrested by Met Police for common assault.

From TheJournal.ie Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’ Foster Care

Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’

Ciara said she has received messages from other victims who are afraid to talk about their abuse.

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