Man questioned over William Tyrrell’s disappearance to face court 6



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A man who was previously questioned over the disappearance of William Tyrrell is facing court over a number of child sexual abuse charges in Ballarat.

Police identified him as a person of interest after William disappeared from his grandmother’s home in 2014. He was only 3 years old at the time.

Now the man is facing seven offences after being charged by police earlier this month.

Despite the fact he was supposed to appear in court, the man failed to show, with his lawyer requesting he be excused from attending due to living far a away in regional NSW.

William’s disappearance has been closely followed by people all over the country, with thousands offering messages of support to his family and others volunteering to help in the search for him in the days and weeks after he went missing.

It’s difficult to imagine what William’s family must be feeling right now, with many still holding out hope that William will be found and returned safely.

While there have been a number of leads in the case, police haven’t been able to find a breakthrough.

While in court yesterday, the man’s lawyer requested the case be suppressed by the judge, saying media coverage could lead to prejudice from the jury.

His request was denied.

Do you have a message of support for William’s family?

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  1. Dear Family, My prayers are with you always, praying to find William, and bring his abductor to justice.

  2. There are so many people hoping and praying for little William to come home to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. I honestly can’t imagine what you are going through. I try to share Williams picture once every month or so in the hope that someone will have their memory jogged, I pray he will be found and that you are able to get some closure. God Bless you and your family xx

  4. I hope with all my heart …that he gets locked and if it was him….i hope and pray he will lead police to William
    …way too long tat William has been ..missing

  5. I could never be a defence lawyer I don’t know how they do it. I am hoping this evil man who has destroyed so many other children will break and tell all if he is guilty of harming William too. I really don’t trust any men anymore when it comes to the lives of children. It’s a sorrowful situation. There’s too much of this and we don’t even know the extent of the child abuse that goes on in the privacy of people’s homes by fathers, step fathers, live in boyfriends, fly by night boyfriends, older siblings and older siblings friends. I ache for the children every night for lovely children who are exposed to the evil that faces them at night when they go to bed in their own homes where it should be the safest place in the world for them. Too hard.

  6. Your beautiful boys picture reminds me of one of mine (son) and I feel so sad for you. It’s incomprehensible what happens with these children in the hands of such terrible men. My heart breaks for you. I hope this guy gets what’s needed. Life imprisonment or just hang him.

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