Sexual Offences

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An organisation representing sex workers in Ireland has welcomed the conviction of a man for raping two women who were working as escorts. The Sex Workers' Alliance Ireland (SWAI) said it had provided support to the two women during the course of the criminal investigation into Gheorghe Goidan, who

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Plans to criminalise revenge pornography and upskirting have received Government backing. The Cabinet has approved the drafting of amendments to the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017, which was introduced by Labour TD Brendan Howlin following a 2016 report by the Law

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The Department of Justice and Probation Board NI (PBNI) will complete an assessment of a domestic violence pilot at Londonderry Magistrates' Court by September under the updated domestic and sexual violence and abuse strategy. Since last March, judges in Derry have been allowed to refer those convic

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A man who was sentenced to twelve years' imprisonment for raping and sexually abusing his step-daughter over a period of seven years has lost an appeal against his conviction. Dismissing all five grounds raised by the man, Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy found, inter alia, that the trial judge had not e

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A new law allowing for individuals who commit serious offences abroad to be prosecuted under Irish law has come into force from today. The Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Act 2019 was signed into law in March, allowing the State to ratify the Istanbul Convention on International Women's

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A consultation on proposals to strengthen the law to protect children in Northern Ireland from sexual exploitation and abuse has closed. The consultation looked at existing criminal law relating to a number of specific areas including: indecent images of children; grooming and online exploitation; c

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Sexual offences rose by 10 per cent last year, new figures show. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said the increase came at a time of "significant public focus on sexual assault” with the #MeToo movement.

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