Number of children being referred for sexually harmful behaviour on rise; Waiting lists 'unacceptable'

Number of children being referred for sexually harmful behaviour on rise; Waiting lists 'unacceptable'

Many teenagers have reported being sexually assaulted after socialising with their peers, according to a child sexual abuse service.

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Teen sex abuse worries after ‘social events with peers’ highlighted in report

Teen sex abuse worries after ‘social events with peers’ highlighted in report

Three-quarters of 13-15-year-olds assisted by a specialist service for children who suspect they were sexually abused said their alleged perpetrator was someone outside the family.

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DPP: Dedicated sex offence unit will benefit victims

DPP: Dedicated sex offence unit will benefit victims

Sexual offences in Ireland are set to be investigated from start to finish by a dedicated unit within the public prosecutions service, it has emerged.

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Catholic church ‘shocked to core’ by presence of evil, Archbishop of Westminster tells inquiry

Catholic church ‘shocked to core’ by presence of evil, Archbishop of Westminster tells inquiry

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was giving evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen's sexual abuse allegations: 'I love Woody, I believe him'

Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen's sexual abuse allegations: 'I love Woody, I believe him'

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has defended Woody Allen amidst sexual abuse allegations against him from his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

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Settlements for survivors of sex abuse in day schools

Settlements for survivors of sex abuse in day schools

A number of survivors of sex abuse in day schools have accepted settlements offered to them by the Department of Education after an independent review directed the Government to do so.

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11 charged with more than 200 counts relating to alleged rape, sexual exploitation and neglect of children

11 charged with more than 200 counts relating to alleged rape, sexual exploitation and neglect of children

Eleven people have appeared in court charged with over 200 counts relating to the alleged rape, sexual exploitation, and neglect of children.

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R Kelly facing 11 new sex assault charges

R Kelly facing 11 new sex assault charges

The new counts include four of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

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Officers assigned to sex abuse investigations linked to notorious bus driver

Officers assigned to sex abuse investigations linked to notorious bus driver

Detectives have revealed that five of David Sullivan’s alleged victims have come forward in recent weeks.

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Casey child sex abuse claim made to diocese

Casey child sex abuse claim made to diocese

The Diocese of Kerry handled one allegation of sexual abuse of a child by the former Bishop Eamon Casey and the person involved was given counselling, the diocese has confirmed.

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R.Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform and meet Royal Family

R.Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform and meet Royal Family

R.Kelly has requested through his lawyer Steve Greenberg to be allowed travel on a private jet to Dubai next month for a series of concerts according to The Chicago Sun Times.

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Religious orders apologise for sex abuse inaction and cover-ups

Religious orders apologise for sex abuse inaction and cover-ups

Catholic religious orders from around the world have apologised for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.

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French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal film

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal film

A judge in France has refused to block the release in French cinemas of a film based on a Catholic sex scandal.

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Vatican's envoy to France facing 'sexual aggression' probe

Vatican's envoy to France facing 'sexual aggression' probe

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into alleged "sexual aggression" by Luigi Ventura, the Vatican's envoy to France, according to a judicial official.

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R Kelly's daughter brands him a 'monster' following accusations of sexual misconduct

R Kelly's daughter brands him a 'monster' following accusations of sexual misconduct

Streaming numbers for R Kelly's music have nearly doubled since the release of a documentary series accusing him of sexual misconduct.

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Latest: Scouting Ireland 'deeply sorry' as review finds 108 children may have been abused

Latest: Scouting Ireland 'deeply sorry' as review finds 108 children may have been abused

Scouting Ireland says it is deeply sorry for the hurt caused in the past and has promised a victim-led response, after a review found 108 children may have been abused.

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Sex abuse support group warns over lack of resources

Sex abuse support group warns over lack of resources

A support group for victims of sexual abuse has warned that it cannot cater to the demand for its programme to rehabilitate offenders — and that victims feel demeaned by the Irish criminal justice system.

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Sex abuse scandal is Catholic Church’s 'own 9/11', says Vatican official

Sex abuse scandal is Catholic Church’s 'own 9/11', says Vatican official

Archbishop Georg Gaenswein is a senior aide to retired Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

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Australian prosecutors seek tougher sentence for archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

Australian prosecutors seek tougher sentence for archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

Australian prosecutors have said they will appeal for a tougher sentence for the most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse.

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Al Porter issues a statement regarding allegations of misconduct at Dublin hospital

Al Porter issues a statement regarding allegations of misconduct at Dublin hospital

Al Porter has issued a statement this evening in the midst of an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct at St. Patrick's Hospital.

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Spotify removes R Kelly music from playlists

Spotify removes R Kelly music from playlists

Kelly has long been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, which he has denied.

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Cardinal Pell to face trial over historical sexual assault allegations

Cardinal Pell to face trial over historical sexual assault allegations

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on sexual assault charges, a court has ruled.

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Regulator to examine Oxfam behaviour after fresh sex claims in UK

Regulator to examine Oxfam behaviour after fresh sex claims in UK

The charity watchdog is to begin its inquiry into Oxfam following the aid worker sex scandal which resulted in the resignation of one of its most senior figures in the UK.

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Disgraced US sports doctor Larry Nassar to spend rest of his life in jail over abuse

Disgraced US sports doctor Larry Nassar to spend rest of his life in jail over abuse

A former sports doctor has been sentenced to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training centre.

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Government rules out Commission of Investigation into paedophile Bill Kenneally in short term

Government rules out Commission of Investigation into paedophile Bill Kenneally in short term

It would be entirely inappropriate for the government to start a Commission of Investigation into paedophile Bill Kenneally if it risks damaging other inquiries, the Tánaiste has suggested.

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Australian actor Craig McLachlan denies sexual misconduct claims

Australian actor Craig McLachlan denies sexual misconduct claims

Australian actor Craig McLachlan has left a stage show and production of a television series he was to star in has been suspended after three actresses accused him of indecent assault, sexual harassment and bullying.

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Met Opera to investigate alleged abuse by longtime conductor James Levine

Met Opera to investigate alleged abuse by longtime conductor James Levine

New York's Metropolitan Opera has said it will open an investigation into allegations that its longtime conductor, James Levine, sexually abused a man three decades ago beginning when the man was a teenager.

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Accuser says she was not paid to speak about allegation against US politician

Accuser says she was not paid to speak about allegation against US politician

A complainant has said she was "absolutely not" paid to speak publicly now about her alleged sexual encounter with US Senate candidate Roy Moore when she was 14.

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Abuse happens in Westminster, says Tony Blair, but 'I was never part of it'

Abuse happens in Westminster, says Tony Blair, but 'I was never part of it'

Tony Blair has told how he recognises some of the descriptions of abuse in Westminster but said "it wasn't something I got involved in".

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Tanaiste calls for in-depth sexual abuse study

Tanaiste calls for in-depth sexual abuse study

The last ground breaking research was published in 2002 and did not include male victims or social media.

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Female teacher jailed after sexual relationship with 15-year-old boy

Female teacher jailed after sexual relationship with 15-year-old boy

A female teacher who had a "full-blown sexual relationship" with a 15-year-old schoolboy has been jailed for 16 months.

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All five London Premier League clubs involved sex abuse investigation

All five London Premier League clubs involved sex abuse investigation

Officers investigating non-recent sexual abuse at football clubs in London have said they are looking into 255 allegations involving 77 clubs or teams, including the capital's five Premier League clubs, the Metropolitan Police said.

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McDowell planning sex abuse audit of all dioceses

Justice Minister Michael McDowell is reportedly planning to order an independent examination of every diocese in the Republic to establish if any serving priests pose a threat to children.

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School sued over prefect's sex abuse

A school where six boys were sexually abused by another pupil is facing legal action by one of the victims, it was confirmed tonight.

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Report reveals sex abuse at top Belfast school

Six boys were victims of multiple sex abuse at a top fee-paying school, a damning report revealed today.

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