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Put on a sex offender's list

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should a person who has sex with a 9 year old girl be put on sex offenders list 


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If a person had sex with a 9-year-old, this is child sexual abuse as this is sexual abuse. This article explains about what sexual abuse is  

In Ireland, child sexual abuse is against the law. However, in order for the person who has committed this crime, to be put on the sex offender’s register, it is crucial  that this is reported without delay.  

To report abuse, contact the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or visit/phone your local Garda station. This abuse should also be reported to Túsla, the Child and Family Agency in Ireland. Their job is to make sure every child under the age of 18, is safe and getting the support they need. This link will guide you to finding your local Túsla office  

It is important that you speak to an adult you trust, so that they can report what has happened to the 9-year old child. This adult may be a relative, teacher or a family friend.  

Every child deserves to always feel safe, protected, and free from harm and abuse. 

It’s important to know that any child, including you can call Childline at any time. Childline is a space for you to be listened to in a non-judgemental manner. At Childline we are focused on you and what is important to you. We are open 24/7/365. If you feel that you cannot talk to someone you know about the abuse, the Childline team can make the report for you.

You can contact us through our free phone service, the number is 1800 66 66 66 or alternatively you can chat with us through our webchat service, by clicking on the purple Messenger circle at 

We are so proud of you for reaching out, and looking to help this young child. Look after yourself too. Know that you do not have to face any situation on your own. We are always here you.


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