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A charity which provides a support service for children and families affected by child sexual abuse is seeking volunteers.
City Council staff have been subjected to abuse and harassment over the past week, as a result of serious allegations regarding alleged abuses of the Affordable Housing Scheme, made public by a senator last week.
A Mayo man who indecently assaulted two of his sisters in the 1970s and 1980s has been given a three year sentence with the final year suspended. The 55-year-old accused man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was convicted by a jury last July at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Castlebar of seven counts of indecent assault on dates between 1977 and 1984. He has no previous convictions.
The State’s only 24 hour service for the forensic examination of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused or allegedly raped, which is located in the city and closed last month, has re-opened.
When the darkness strikes and when you know that no matter how loud you scream, you will not be heard, the feeling overtakes you. When you want to wail out for help, but you know that you have no voice, the desire to cry out leaves you. And so you sit and accept the wrongs done to you because in your mind, if nobody cares, then what hope is there. Hope has been stripped from you. And you have been left.
Closure of the Sexual Assault Treatment for Children in Galway is "unacceptable" and it must be reopened "immediately" especially as sexual assault and violence remains one of the most under-reported and under-recorded of crimes.
Well-known television broadcaster, psychoanalyst, and author Michael Murphy was in his native Castlebar recently to launch a new HSE guide for families who are coping with the discovery of child sexual abuse.
A Castlebar based support group dedicated to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse says that it has seen an increase in the number of people contacting it for support.
Volunteer child and family accompaniment officers are being recruited and trained for the Paediatric Forensic Medical Services to support child victims of sexual assault and their families.
Money raised from a foundation set up in memory of a Swiss teenager who was murdered in the city in October 2007 will be used to fund an innovative project which will train volunteers to support children who have been sexually abused.