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Rape

# rape - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Male students and teachers at French school to give DNA sample after toilet rape Police Investigation

Male students and teachers at French school to give DNA sample after toilet rape

Authorities said samples that do not match the DNA found on the victim will be destroyed.

# rape - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tunisia seeks tougher sentences for two rapist policemen Court

Tunisia seeks tougher sentences for two rapist policemen

The policemen were sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a 27-year-old woman.

# rape - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Child abuse support group oppose any sentence reduction for Athlone child rapist Appeal

Child abuse support group oppose any sentence reduction for Athlone child rapist

The man was convicted of raping two young girls who were attending a birthday party last September.

# rape - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Four men found guilty of gang-rape of photojournalist in Mumbai Attack

Four men found guilty of gang-rape of photojournalist in Mumbai

The 22-year-old was raped in an abandoned mill where she had gone to take photographs.

From TheJournal.ie Cork judge agrees child rapist can be named Cork

Cork judge agrees child rapist can be named

51-year-old Gerard Williams from Churchfield in Cork was sentenced to four years in prison this month for raping a 12-year-old girl at a funfair in 1989.

# rape - Friday 14 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie London police use Facebook ad in Yemen to track down suspected rapist and murderer Social Media

London police use Facebook ad in Yemen to track down suspected rapist and murderer

Twenty-three-year-old Martine Vik Magnussen was raped and murdered in London in March 2008.

# rape - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Today let’s celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls Women

Column: Today let’s celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls

The 8th March each year marks International Women’s Day. It is a time for us to recognise the women and girls of this world who are living in poverty and vulnerability due to gender discrimination, says Bernadette Crawford.

# rape - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15 Domestic Violence

One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15

This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.

# rape - Monday 3 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Groups say ‘justice was delivered’ in Athlone rape case ruling Life Sentence

Groups say ‘justice was delivered’ in Athlone rape case ruling

The Rape Crisis Centre say that the children received support ‘immediately’ and so ‘recovery is now possible’.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We have all been touched by evil’ – father of Athlone victim Athlone

‘We have all been touched by evil’ – father of Athlone victim

The families today read victim impact statements in court, with both describing the aftermath of the attack.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# rape - Friday 28 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault Sex Offender

Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault

The 30-year-old told one woman at a dance audition at his house to undress, saying he needed to check how quickly she could remove her clothes backstage, before he raped her.

# rape - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Boy, 14, charged with raping his mother Blackpool

Boy, 14, charged with raping his mother

He is the youngest ever person to be charged with the crime in the UK.

# rape - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped Sudan

Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped

The jail term has been suspended because of her pregnancy but she has also been fined around €640.

# rape - Monday 10 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl gang-raped by six men in Sydney park Investigation

Teenage girl gang-raped by six men in Sydney park

Police had to delay issuing an appeal to the public as the 14-year-old was too traumatised to speak to officers.

# rape - Sunday 2 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘If that complaint had been acted on, I wouldn’t have been abused at all’ Blame

‘If that complaint had been acted on, I wouldn’t have been abused at all’

Earlier this week Louise O’Keeffe won a landmark case against the Irish State, which was found liable for the sexual abuse she suffered as an 8-year-old.

# rape - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women? Payoff

Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?

Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.

# rape - Friday 31 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named Human Trafficking

Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named

The two are accused of a number of offences against the women – one of whom has a severe learning disability.

# rape - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Young people believe alcohol facilitates the majority of ‘sexual hook ups’ Rape

Young people believe alcohol facilitates the majority of ‘sexual hook ups’

New research into youth sexual behaviour, consent and alcohol finds that Irish young people believe sexual consent is largely ‘unspoken’.

# rape - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Thirteen in court over India gang-rape ordered by tribal leader India

Thirteen in court over India gang-rape ordered by tribal leader

This ‘punishment’ was allegedly ordered for the woman for dishonouring her community by having a relationship with a Muslim man.

# rape - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Corrie actor William Roache appears in court for rape trial Court

Corrie actor William Roache appears in court for rape trial

Roache has been charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl and another five counts of indecent assault on four girls.

# rape - Monday 6 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Indian judge says pre-marital sex is immoral Religion

Indian judge says pre-marital sex is immoral

The judge made his remarks as he acquitted a man accused of rape.

# rape - Friday 27 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Argentina court grants abortion for teen rape victim Sex Crimes

Argentina court grants abortion for teen rape victim

The judge overruled an earlier decision which denied the girl permission to have a termination.

# rape - Friday 20 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012 Helpline

Over 2,100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012

The Rape Crisis Centre is urging men to “not be that guy” this Christmas.

# rape - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse? Opinion

Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse?

I am one of the fortunate survivors to have secured a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me. Last week’s national audits of the Catholic clergy show others are not so lucky, writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

# rape - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie RCNI strongly disagrees with lowering the age of consent Age Of Consent

RCNI strongly disagrees with lowering the age of consent

Lowering of the age of consent from 17 to 16 is being discussed by ministers today.

# rape - Friday 13 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Rape Crisis Network: We should follow UK’s lead and ban Tyson Mike Tyson

Rape Crisis Network: We should follow UK’s lead and ban Tyson

The retired boxer — due in Dublin next March — has been banned from entering the UK due to a change in immigration laws.

# rape - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Mike Tyson banned from Britain over rape conviction TKO

Mike Tyson banned from Britain over rape conviction

The former heavyweight champion is on publicity tour for his autobiography.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Rape Crisis Centre plan to launch support app Rape Crises Centre

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre plan to launch support app

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre gets the message out that they’re there for people, ahead of tonight’s sexual assault on Fair City.

# rape - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland’s justice minister calls for consultation on changing abortion laws Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Northern Ireland’s justice minister calls for consultation on changing abortion laws

David Ford said he wants a public consultation into changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal foetal abnormalities to have a termination.

# rape - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war Colombia

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# rape - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Teen girls’ rapist and killer freed under rights ruling Courts

Teen girls’ rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

# rape - Friday 29 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Peaches Geldof defends tweeting names of mothers involved in Lostprophets court case Tweets

Peaches Geldof defends tweeting names of mothers involved in Lostprophets court case

Bob Geldof’s daughter could face charges for the

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers Opinion

Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers

We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.

# rape - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly” DRC

“We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly”

An Irish consortium highlighted the issue of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a seminar in Dublin yesterday.

# rape - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Lostprophets lead singer pleads guilty to attempted baby rape Guilty

Lostprophets lead singer pleads guilty to attempted baby rape

The 36-year-old admitted to 11 offences at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims Abuse Claims

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

# rape - Monday 25 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie UK man convicted of child rape also forced his son to abuse young girl Child Sex Abuse

UK man convicted of child rape also forced his son to abuse young girl

David Brennan was today convicted of abusing five young girls with with his son Sam Brennan (22) also convicted of offences in connection with the abuse of one of the girls.

# rape - Sunday 24 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Martin speaks of Church’s “all too slow response” to child abuse cases Archbishop

Martin speaks of Church’s “all too slow response” to child abuse cases

The Archbishop of Dublin has been marking the 10th anniversary of the diocesan body set up in response to the scandal, and said that more needs to be done to reach out to survivors.

# rape - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: I was raped by my ex-boyfriend but I’ve taken back control of my life Opinion

Column: I was raped by my ex-boyfriend but I’ve taken back control of my life

Despite the dark road I travelled after being assaulted, I realised that I’m a young, intelligent woman with everything to live for – and I won’t let my attacker ruin my life for one second longer.

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