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#Sex Abuse

From TheJournal.ie Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

From TheJournal.ie 55 men arrested in England in historical child sex abuse investigation West Yorkshire Police

55 men arrested in England in historical child sex abuse investigation

All 55 have been interviewed and released under investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-youth football coach dies in car crash on day he's to stand trial for sex abuse charges UK

Ex-youth football coach dies in car crash on day he's to stand trial for sex abuse charges

Michael ‘Kit’ Carson was accused of the sexual abuse of boys aged under 16.

From TheJournal.ie 'Evil, dark crimes': Australian PM apologises to thousands of victims of child sex abuse Sex Abuse

'Evil, dark crimes': Australian PM apologises to thousands of victims of child sex abuse

The state apology comes after a five-year Royal Commission into child sex abuse.

From TheJournal.ie The 'abuse was vile and wicked': 20 British men jailed for sexually abusing over a dozen girls Huddersfield

The 'abuse was vile and wicked': 20 British men jailed for sexually abusing over a dozen girls

The convictions came in a series of trials that could not be reported due court restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September Sex Abuse Claims

Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September

A number of survivors allege that there was collusion between the gardaí and the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie 'I reported the teacher who abused me but he was left teaching for three years afterwards' Christian Brothers

'I reported the teacher who abused me but he was left teaching for three years afterwards'

Damian O’Farrell was married with children when he learned that the man who repeatedly abused him when he was 12 was still teaching children.

From TheJournal.ie Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal Scandal

Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal

Several senior members of Chile’s Catholic Church are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inexperienced and untrained gardaí' investigating allegations of child sex abuse Child Protection

'Inexperienced and untrained gardaí' investigating allegations of child sex abuse

Special Rapporteur for Children Dr Geoffrey Shannon said there has been no significant follow-up from garda management after it asked him last year to help with training.

From TheJournal.ie After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign Audience With The Pope

After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign

The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges George Pell

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

From TheJournal.ie In patriarchal Japan, saying ‘Me Too’ can be risky for women Me Too

In patriarchal Japan, saying ‘Me Too’ can be risky for women

Speaking out often draws criticism rather than sympathy, even from other women.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage sex abuse victim felt 'used liked a puppet' by man who blackmailed  her over two years Galway

Teenage sex abuse victim felt 'used liked a puppet' by man who blackmailed her over two years

Alan Feehily was described as “pure evil” by his victim.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander Scandal

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander

He said that until he sees proof of the sex abuse scandals in Chile, the accusations are “all calumny”.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar' Larry Nassar

Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'

Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing.

From TheJournal.ie Man who brought shotgun to bedroom before raping daughter handed 11 year jail sentence Sex Abuse

Man who brought shotgun to bedroom before raping daughter handed 11 year jail sentence

The woman described how she felt sorry for her father, who she said had lost everything because of his decisions.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital Justice

'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital

Dunphy’s comments on the Tonight Show last night sparked criticism, as he said Humphries was given “just about the right sentence”.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Humphries was afforded a trust that makes his crimes even more odious Defilement

Tom Humphries was afforded a trust that makes his crimes even more odious

Tom Humphries joins a string of other abusers who have eroded the simple innocence of growing up on a glorious field, writes club camogie player and TheJournal.ie news editor Sinéad O’Carroll.

From TheJournal.ie David Walsh described Tom Humphries as 'a great, great man' after child sex allegations Archive Interview

David Walsh described Tom Humphries as 'a great, great man' after child sex allegations

The Sunday Times chief sports writer wrote a character reference for Humphries

From TheJournal.ie Child sex abuse accused whose file was 'shelved' for 11 years was 'close friends with senior garda' Historical Abuse

Child sex abuse accused whose file was 'shelved' for 11 years was 'close friends with senior garda' Exclusive

The woman’s case has sparked a garda review in the last three months.

From TheJournal.ie 50 witnesses to give evidence in sex abuse case against Australian cardinal Cardinal Pell

50 witnesses to give evidence in sex abuse case against Australian cardinal

Pell is the most senior Catholic cleric to be charged with criminal offences related to the sexual abuse of children.

From TheJournal.ie Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10 Historical Abuse

Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10

After a landmark, two-year investigation, police said he would have been questioned if he were still alive.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities' One In Four

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'

One in Four said that Tusla was “woefully under resourced” and there were “great inconsistencies” in child protection procedures across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Humphries hears how victim 'blocked out childhood memories' to 'block out all the abuse' Grooming

Tom Humphries hears how victim 'blocked out childhood memories' to 'block out all the abuse'

The former sports journalist will be sentenced in three weeks time after a hearing yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Roman Polanski in legal bid to return to US Plea Deal

Roman Polanski in legal bid to return to US

The Polish-born filmmaker was accused of drugging and raping an underage girl in 1977.

From TheJournal.ie A massive child sex abuse network was cracked by UK police who paid a child rapist to inform Newcastle This post contains videos

A massive child sex abuse network was cracked by UK police who paid a child rapist to inform

A total of 278 victims have been identified.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice Historical Abuse

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice

The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am looking forward finally to having my day in court': Australian cardinal charged with sex abuse Investigation
From TheJournal.ie Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images Limerick

Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images

The man admitted to possessing 2,683 images and 721 movie files in total.

From TheJournal.ie School pitches that are to be sold by Christian Brothers are zoned for housing Parents Outraged

School pitches that are to be sold by Christian Brothers are zoned for housing

The decision to sell off the pitches has been described as “completely unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial Historical Abuse

Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial

He will attend the trial at Southwark crown court from next week.

From TheJournal.ie Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally Basketball Coach

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie UN peacekeepers luring hungry teenagers with cookies before sexually abusing them Haiti

UN peacekeepers luring hungry teenagers with cookies before sexually abusing them

The United Nations has been badly shaken by a wave of allegations of sex abuse by troops.

From TheJournal.ie Court acquits priest accused of sexually abusing altar boy despite Pope pushing for investigation Spain

Court acquits priest accused of sexually abusing altar boy despite Pope pushing for investigation

Pope Francis said he heard of the case “with great pain, very great pain, but the truth is the truth and we should not hide it”

From TheJournal.ie Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse FOSTER CARE ABUSE

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse

Yesterday, Cabinet was informed about new disability protocols which will cost €7 million per year.

From TheJournal.ie Girls given drink, drugs and gifts before being forced to have sex with strangers Sheffield

Girls given drink, drugs and gifts before being forced to have sex with strangers

Five people have been found guilty of child sexual exploitation offences in Sheffield.

From TheJournal.ie 15% of workers in Galway's hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work Exploited

15% of workers in Galway's hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work

A study of 400 workers revealed how sex abuse and harassment is rife across the city.

From TheJournal.ie 'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse Reach Out

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the courage of those who report the crime must be rewarded.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission Resistant To Change

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

From TheJournal.ie False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error' Mistake

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said revelations that such an error was made were “quite frankly disgusting and vile”.

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