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The family of little William Tyrell are firmly on the edge of their seat today after the Police have revealed last night that they are investigating the potential of a paedophile ring in operation in the area that William Tyrell disappeared.  It breaks all of our hearts to consider this awful thought that an innocent young child might be exposed to such horror.  And it brings back the debate of whether there should be a national register for paedophiles so people who are in the area of them can know about it, and work harder to keep their children safe?

“If somebody has him and if he is alive … I want him to be safe, I want him to be feeling loved and I want someone to be looking after him … because to imagine that something else is going on … we can’t live a life like that,” his mother said in an emotional video that was broadcast on national television and many major websites last night.

Derryn Hinch has long-crusaded the fight against sex offenders living in our suburbs anonymously, and has even spent two jail terms considering the punishment from disclosing their names and whereabouts.  Whilst there is not conclusion by police at this time that this what has happened to Tyrell, it is something that sits at the back of all our minds now as we hope this new lead can bring him home alive and safe.

Western Australia have only recently released their statewide Sex Offender database, which is the first of its kind in our country.  The Community Protection Website, allows users to find the name and photo of any serious repeat sex offenders living in their area.  But one researcher who has conducted a study into the effectiveness of such schemes thinks it may provide false comfort and “There is a risk that if someone searches on the website and finds no offenders listed in their area it could lead to the assumption that there are no offenders nearby,” she said.

For legal reasons, Tyrells parent shave not been able to be identified, so they speak on video in the shadows, with their faces masked by darkness but our prayers are with them today.

Much of the discussion on social media is about why the parents are being kept anonymous as they make their pleas.  But what do you think about William Tyrell’s disappearance and its potential correlation with the paedophilia world?  Would a national register have potentially helped?  Share your thoughts today. 

William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother’s home on Benaroon Drive at Kendall, on the NSW mid-north coast, in September last year.

The house is across the road from the Kendall State Forest, about 35 kilometres south of Port Macquarie.   Police believe he was abducted and hold grave fears for his safety.

Read more: Whatever happened to William: Parents speak out

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  1. every time I see that sweet little boy, I wonder what kind of monster could hurt him. If a paedophile has him, it sickens me to think what he must have gone through.. yes they need a National register,but more than that if your caught with a child once..its a life sentence

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  2. Why would anyone want to hurt a child especially in such a depraved way. God be with little William and safeguard him and please wrap William’s parents in your loving embrace.

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    • Pedophiles are sick humans who believe the child is consenting to sexual involvement, they trick and manipulate the children they are hurting into believing that they must comply and do as told, William was a small child, only three he wouldn’t really know or understand that he has a choice, or how to help himself. It makes me sick to think someone could and would take advantage of the innocence of a three/4 year old.

  3. I pray that this little man is ok, but he has been missing for too long. My prayers are with you William where ever you are.

  4. One bullet is all you need for a pedophile they don’t think that what they are doing is wrong they can’t be rehabilitated

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    • They can’t be rehabilitated. And the sickening thing is that every pedophile has a personal age range of predilection. 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-15. Hence we see a deliberate and calculated choice range. And this is highly organised and involves lots of premeditated and calculated planning. We need to take drastic action in educating the general communities about how these men operate in and around our families. They are forever on the look out.

    • let me fire the shot asshole i shove a pipe up their arses see how it feels but id make sure it had spikes on it

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      • What sort of perverted sadist are you, Cheryl Croft? I have noticed that whenever there is a case like this, it serves as a peg for certain disturbed people to hang their sick fantasies of torturing and killing on.

  5. Yes have a National register, but isn’t is sad we have to resort to that, these pedophiles are always repeat offenders because children are their sexual preferences I believe chemical castration or a death sentence is the only answer, they catch them, they are goaled for a short time and let out to abuse another child. William is a such a beautiful child I hope they find him safe and well soon..but as time goes on the chances of that are slim

  6. Why oh why were these evil bastards put on this earth?????? NEVER understand……

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    • I believe it is genetic..if you look back in history many of these ancient civilizations were boy lovers. Until they can find the cause..these monsters will always be with us

    • Yes,,,I dont understand either, Linda! These are sickening stories. God bless you William.

  7. Yes, we have to break the silence. Because of anomalies in our legal system some paedophiles slip through the cracks. I have spoken to my Federal Member for Gilmore who has written to Federal Attorney General George Brandis to look at some of these anomalies.

  8. Let’s go further and make it castration full stop. I only hope that there is some closure to this case as it must be the worst sort of torture for the family not knowing. I want with all of my heart for this little boy to be alive, but we must be realistic and accept that these brutes are often killers. I think of Daniel Morecombe.

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    • I totally agree with you. According to all I have read, it is a well-researched and established fact that Pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated. Since we are letting those monsters out of jail (which is absolutely outrageous in itself) they should at least be castrated. Nothing less will do under the circumstances.

    • I read an article once that said castration doesn’t stop what is going on in their sick mind so isn’t an affective solution & to sadly they kill the poor little kids, I think the only solution is execution or lock them up for life, NEVER to be released.

    • you know I talked to policeman once about this, he said like lyn said that is in the mind and that these men will use things like broomsticks ..these men are abomination

  9. I’d go further than that – I’d tattoo it across their forehead and across the backs of their hands! I truly pray this little angel is found soon, and if he is alive that this revelation by police yesterday has not jeopardised his safety. We must demand a national public register – these monsters must have nowhere to hide.

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    • I like the tattoo idea across the forehead and top of hands. They need to be noticed for the evil scum that they are. Castration of course!

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