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Sexual abuse of children by blood relatives in Ireland.

  • 04-07-2022 2:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭political analyst

    This is one of many cases of child sexual abuse perpetrated by blood relatives of the victims in this country that I've read about in recent years.

    Obviously, abuse by blood relatives takes place throughout the world but it appears that, in the past two decades, there has been a substantial frequency in media reports about such abuse, some cases of which go back decades and other cases being relatively recent.

    Have such crimes by blood relatives taken place proportionally much more often in this country than in other countries. If they have, then what are the factors that contribute to the frequency of occurrence of these crimes in families in Ireland?