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#Sexual Offences

From TheJournal.ie 'Those who are committing sexual offences aren't being properly held to account' Sexual Offences

'Those who are committing sexual offences aren't being properly held to account'

Only 11% of sexual offences reported last year were detected by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Murder, drugs crimes, and other offences on the rise in Dublin region in the last 12 months Dublin's Fair City

Murder, drugs crimes, and other offences on the rise in Dublin region in the last 12 months

Begging offences on the streets of Dublin has decreased but some representatives said this does not reflect the reality.

From TheJournal.ie 'The person can't move on - they are required to remember': Rape survivors 'dropping cases' because of waits for trials Sexual Offences

'The person can't move on - they are required to remember': Rape survivors 'dropping cases' because of waits for trials

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is calling for pre-recording of some trial evidence in cases.

From TheJournal.ie Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects Privacy

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects

Police raided Richard’s home in 2014 during an investigation into a sexual assault claim.

From TheJournal.ie A year in crime: Sexual offences increase by 11% and robberies up 22% Cso Statistics

A year in crime: Sexual offences increase by 11% and robberies up 22%

However, homicide offences, burglaries and thefts decreased in a 12-month period.

From TheJournal.ie Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years Sexual Offences

Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years

New figures from the gardaí and the CSO suggest that sexual offences have diminished massively in recent times.

From TheJournal.ie Dónal Óg Cusack resigns as Clare hurling coach over character reference for Tom Humphries Sexual Offences

Dónal Óg Cusack resigns as Clare hurling coach over character reference for Tom Humphries

In a statement Cusack said, “I showed a lack of judgement in this situation for which I am genuinely sorry.”

From TheJournal.ie Sentencing of Tom Humphries for sexual exploitation and defilement of a child is adjourned Courts

Sentencing of Tom Humphries for sexual exploitation and defilement of a child is adjourned

The former Irish Times sports journalist pleaded guilty last March to six sexual offences.

From TheJournal.ie Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years Blanchardstown

Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years

The court heard Keith Hearne carried out “a series of extremely violent sexual offences”.

From TheJournal.ie Well-known journalist pleads guilty to sexual offences involving child Courts

Well-known journalist pleads guilty to sexual offences involving child

The 53-year-old man was remanded on bail until July when he will be sentenced.

From TheJournal.ie Big rise in kidnapping, murder threats and sexual offences Crime Statistics

Big rise in kidnapping, murder threats and sexual offences

But there’s been a massive drop in the number of murders, according to new crime statistics.

From TheJournal.ie Man who kept Irish woman and two others as 'slaves' found guilty of false imprisonment and rape London

Man who kept Irish woman and two others as 'slaves' found guilty of false imprisonment and rape

He was also found guilty of child cruelty and sexual offences spanning more than 30 years.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a rise in burglary, sexual offences and threats of murder this year Irish Crime

There's been a rise in burglary, sexual offences and threats of murder this year

The force is piloting a new incident recording process to ensure reported crimes are recorded consistently.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers Child Protection

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

From TheJournal.ie Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls Court

Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls

He will go on trial on 13 July.

From TheJournal.ie Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland? Prostitution

Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?

Our nearest neighbour is cracking down on sex buyers.

From TheJournal.ie Max Clifford arrested by 'Operation Yewtree' police Sexual Offences

Max Clifford arrested by 'Operation Yewtree' police

Clifford is serving an eight-year sentence for indecent assault.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases Privacy

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

From TheJournal.ie DJ Neil Fox arrested over three more alleged sexual assaults London

DJ Neil Fox arrested over three more alleged sexual assaults

One of the assaults was alleged to have occurred this year.

From TheJournal.ie Is your child safe online? New laws on the way to combat grooming Sexual Offences

Is your child safe online? New laws on the way to combat grooming

An RTÉ Investigations Unit programme showed the dangers posed to young teens online.

From TheJournal.ie Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall receives a further two years in prison Indecent Assault

Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall receives a further two years in prison

This new jail term is on top of a 15-month sentence he is already serving.

From TheJournal.ie Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted over allegations of sexual offences Operation Yewtree

Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted over allegations of sexual offences

The 71-year-old was arrested in relation to sexual offences according to 13 alleged victims.

From TheJournal.ie Freddie Starr arrested for fourth time in UK sex abuse probe Operation Yewtree

Freddie Starr arrested for fourth time in UK sex abuse probe

Starr’s lawyer said today that he plans to file a High Court application for judicial review over the conduct of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

From TheJournal.ie BBC broadcaster rebailed in Operation Yewtree investigation BBC

BBC broadcaster rebailed in Operation Yewtree investigation

Paul Gambaccini and another man have both been rebailed today.

From TheJournal.ie BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini arrested under Operation Yewtree Inquiry

BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini arrested under Operation Yewtree

The broadcaster had been questioned by police earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation Sex Abuse

Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation

The two men were arrested today in London and remain in police custody.

From TheJournal.ie New crime figures show fall in sexual offences and burglaries CSO

New crime figures show fall in sexual offences and burglaries

New crime statistics shows decline in crime in the twelve months up to June, but there’s a rise in dangerous driving leading to death.

From TheJournal.ie Rolf Harris 'arrested on suspicion of sexual offences' Operation Yewtree

Rolf Harris 'arrested on suspicion of sexual offences'

An 82-year-old man was re-arrested today by police as part of Operation Yewtree.

From TheJournal.ie Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’ Rape

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

From TheJournal.ie Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012 Crime

Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the overall drop in crime lat year provides reassurance that “efficiencies” are making a real contribution to public safety.

From TheJournal.ie TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders' Sexual Offences

TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders'

Denis Naughten takes issue with laws that don’t require sex offenders to register with Gardaí immediately upon arrival here.

From TheJournal.ie Swedish court overturns rape conviction after forced 'infidelity check' Sweden

Swedish court overturns rape conviction after forced 'infidelity check'

A court in Stockholm says Rachid Zoghlami’s actions were not driven by sexual intent, prompting calls for a reform.

From TheJournal.ie Detectives question man in his 80s in Jimmy Savile probe Jimmy Savile

Detectives question man in his 80s in Jimmy Savile probe

The man from Berkshire, England was interviewed under caution on suspicion of sexual offences.

From The42 Jordan team pulls athletes accused of sexual offences from Paralympics Withdrawn

Jordan team pulls athletes accused of sexual offences from Paralympics

The three men, who are due to appear in court on October 18, will take no part in this month’s Games.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show increase in sexual offences and robberies Crime

New figures show increase in sexual offences and robberies

This was one of the trends seen in the Garda Recorded Crime Statistics 2006 – 2010, which also showed a detection rate of 99 per cent for controlled drug offences and road and traffic offences.

From TheJournal.ie Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach Prostitution

Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland Crime

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.

From TheJournal.ie Rise in number of sexual offences committed by juveniles Child Crime

Rise in number of sexual offences committed by juveniles

A new report into juvenile crime has revealed that 195 sexual offences, including 50 rapes, by under 18-year-olds were dealt with by Gardaí in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister promises 'no complacency' as crime figures drop Crime

Justice minister promises 'no complacency' as crime figures drop

Quarterly figures show a drop across all classifications of reported crime in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in burglary, theft and fraud: Crime figures Crime

Increase in burglary, theft and fraud: Crime figures

Burglary, theft and fraud have increased significantly in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2010 – however, there has been a reduction in violent and drug-related offences.