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Proposed Child Sex Offender Register Won’t Change Anything!

Proposed Child Sex Offender Register Won’t Change Anything!

The SST has today reconfirmed its disappointment in the proposed Child Sex Offender register announced by Minister Tolley this morning.


“The public deserve and in fact demand a solution” states Ruth Money Sensible Sentencing Spokesperson. “The proposal by the Minister is a weak copy of only some parts of the UK system and that, combined with NZ’s ridiculous name suppression laws, which the UK do not share, will see this proposal having no positive public safety effect whatsoever”.


Minister Tolley repeats her party line that a register that is open to the public “could drive offenders underground where they can't be managed”. “This is absolute nonsense. Paedophiles already live and operate underground, often masquerading as a caring parent, religious leader or sports coach. Some paedophiles will go into prison in denial, will stay in denial, and when they come out will remain in denial” states Money “the register should be public”.


SST’s Child Protection expert Ian Tyler states, “There are risks attached to taking some parts of the UK system and not all of it. Those risks equate to playing with the child's right to an unmolested life, which is protected under section 3 of the Human Rights Act. The UK system works because it has not been watered down to minimum standards.”
“Ian should know” states Money, “why isn’t the Government listening to these experienced experts so we get this right and protect our nation’s kids?”

Ian Tyler worked in the UK for over 28 years in the police including The National Criminal Intelligence Service, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). At the latter he was a founder member of the operations faculty and the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT). http://www.iantyler.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfQzJ56y6Nw

“In recognising the need for a Sex Offenders Register the Government finally acknowledges that there is NO cure for the paedophile or its associated philias, there is only behavioural management within the community upon release. While we commend this recognition, the Minister needs to remove the name suppression law has never been or will be part of offender management and concede that the public have a right to know who these predators are” says Money.

“Name suppression enables sex offenders. They don’t have this law in the UK and nor should NZ" states Money who is encouraging the public to sign a petition to remove name suppression in NZ
http://www.protectthatchildproject.co.nz/stop-the-suppression-petition/

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