pennine: I woke up this morning hearing this being discussed on radio news & had to check out that what i heard was really true. That “child sex-perverts have their human rights preventing them being placed on a register for life” !!! It’s seemingly now even being implied that those ogling images of children are of no danger, despite April’s mum reporting that her little daughter’s killer Mark Bridger was looking at images just hours before murdering her little daughter. No normal (oops if i’m still permitted to use this term) person wants to be looking at children in any sexual way. Even our regional newspaper has a case of such people being brought to court nearly every day, which is shocking. The world’s gone sick. Who the hell is putting such images out for perverts to look out? I can’t believe that internet giants such as Facebook & Google, Snopes etc…couldn’t do more in finding the perpetrators. They seem savvy enough to be listing every Alternate internet news outlet & blog-sites which discusses real news issues they libel as “fake-news.” So why aren’t they exposing those who are selling evil right under their own noses?
Courtesy & Thanks To Rebecca Camber Crime Reporter & Daily Mail
‘Their victims don’t get a second chance’: Fury as April Jones’s family are told their bid to keep sex offenders registered for life would breach the perverts’ human rights
- April Jones, 5, was abducted and killed by alcoholic paedophile Mark Bridger
- Her mother, Coral Jones, has been campaigning to list all sex offenders for life
- Now she has been told any such move would breach criminals’ human rights
- The body of April Jones was never found despite a vast police hunt
The family of murdered April Jones have reacted with fury after being told it would breach the human rights of paedophiles if they were on the sex offenders’ register for life.
The mother of the five-year-old, who was snatched outside her home by a sex predator just hours after he had been looking at child abuse images, is fighting to change the law so that criminals are never taken off the sex offenders’ register even after they have completed their sentence.
But yesterday it emerged that any attempt to see all sex offenders remain on the register indefinitely would violate their right to a family life under the Human Rights Act.
Any attempts to see all sex offenders listed on the register for life would be a breach of their human rights, the family of murdered five-year-old girl April Jones were told – mother Coral Jones had been campaigning in support
The grieving family hit out yesterday as it was also revealed none of the internet providers has responded to their campaign for tougher policing of online child pornography.
April’s killer Mark Bridger had been looking at child abuse images just hours before he abducted April as she was was playing outside her home in Machynlleth, Mid Wales in October 2012.
Her body has never been found and during his trial Bridger refused to say what he did with her remains before he was sentenced to a whole life term for her abduction and murder.
April’s mother is now applying to see Bridger in prison so she can confront him about what the murder.
A petition launched by the family calling for sex offenders to remain on the register for life has since reached over 126,000 signatures, triggering a Westminster debate on the issue yesterday.
But Home Office minister Sarah Newton told the family a Supreme Court ruling meant that sex offenders have to be given the opportunity to review their place on the register.
She said: ‘In 2010 there was a Supreme Court ruling that prevented us from not giving opportunities for sex offenders to ever be removed from that register.
‘We were told there must be opportunities for them to be considered and it was this objection about their human rights not to be denied a family life.
‘Now at the time the Government was very disappointed by that ruling, and we remain disappointed so I am therefore very sympathetic to the demands of this petition and the concerns of the Jones family and I really understand why they feel that this petition is necessary.’
Currently the length of time that someone is on the register is determined by their sentence.
Yesterday, on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, April’s mother Coral said: ‘What about the children who have gone through what the paedophile has done to them? Does that child get a second chance?’
But April’s family want all those convicted of child sex offences and viewing child pornography to be on there for life, no matter what their crime is.
Yesterday April’s mother Coral said told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: ‘What about the children who have gone through what the paedophile has done to them?
‘Does that child get a second chance?’
She said sentences for sex offenders were not tough enough, saying: ‘He (Bridger) had over 500 images on his computer, and if the police knew about that, April would have been here today.
‘I don’t think the sentences are enough for the crime. Bridger looked at these photos, and a couple of hours later my daughter was murdered.
‘We’re going through hell, and we don’t want any other families going through what we went through.
‘I’d ask him – why? What made you look at these images, what made you download these images, and what made you go from looking at the images to murdering a little girl?’
Coral Jones added said sentences for sex offenders were not tough enough, saying: ‘He (Bridger, pictured) had over 500 images on his computer, and if the police knew about that, April would have been here today.’
She said her daughter’s killer had searched for ‘naked five-year-old’ before the murder, telling ITV News: ‘It shouldn’t be allowed to be that easy.
‘I find the internet needs to be stronger, and not as easy to get access to these images.’
April’s sister Jasmine said search engines had failed to respond to their campaign to clean up the web, adding: ‘Internet search engines know what you’ve been looking for, so they could actually forward that on to the police and say “this has popped up in this area, can you take a look at it?”’
‘We’ve heard nothing from the search engines, absolutely nothing’.
Yesterday MP Catherine McKinnell said Facebook execs must act after it emerged last week that the site had failed to take down images of child pornography and instead reported the BBC to police when it tipped them off to the problem.
The debate just weeks comes after Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, said low risk offenders viewing child pornography who do not pose real danger to children should not be jailed as forces are swamped with child abuse cases.
He called for offenders to receive treatment instead but it emerged yesterday that there is only one place in the UK offering treatment for paedophiles.
The number of sex offenders in prison has reached its highest level since 2002 with 13,000 behind bars which is a nine per cent rise on last year.
Miss Newton said internet providers need to ‘step up to the plate’, and added that Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd had held meetings with such companies to discuss the issue.