Executive director of One in Four Maeve Lewis. The agency, which helps survivors of child sexual abuse, has appealed for donations.    File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

One in Four, the agency which helps people who suffered sexual abuse as children, has appealed for donations. For the past eight weeks the agency has (...)

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Most families unconsciously protect a sex offender living in their homes because they are terrified of society’s response, according to Eileen Finnega(...)

Maeve Lewis: “It is not acceptable in a democracy that so many victims of serious sexual crime . . .  are so terrified of the criminal trial system that they choose not to make a complaint in the first place.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is not acceptable in a democracy that so many victims of serious sexual crime do not have access to a legal remedy or are so terrified of the crimi(...)