Sensible Sentencing Trust
The Sensible Sentencing Trust says an inquiry into child sexual abuse is crucial. The call comes as an Inquiry in the UK which will take at least 5 years and is estimated to cost NZ$41.5 (million) has revealed it will investigate decades of institutional child sex abuse and allegations involving “people of prominence” including politicians as well as Catholic and Anglican Churches, councils and schools.
Sensible Sentencing Trust Founder, Garth McVicar, says the rampant abuse of children in New Zealand mirrors what was happening in Britain.
“We just haven’t had a Rolf Harris or Jimmy Savile to bring our own dirty laundry out into the open but the time bomb is ticking and powder-keg will ignite.”
McVicar said that as New Zealand politicians and law makers pontificate over establishing a sex-offender register Britain’s bomb had exploded and the ramifications will rock the very foundations the mother country was built on.
Come on, get off the pot. You need a sex offender registry.
“New Zealand has shocking child abuse statistics including children murdered, violently assaulted and sexually abused, for our politicians to bury their heads in the sand and ignore what is being uncovered in the UK is ludicrous.”
SST is calling on the Government to establish a full and open inquiry into child abuse in New Zealand and establish a publicly available child sex offender register that is totally open and able to be searched by anyone wishing to do so.”
“Our call on this is that New Zealand has the same dirty dark secrets as the UK. If our politicians refuse to protect our children from paedophiles then give the parents and the community the tools to do so. A publicly available sex offender register is the only way to achieve this.”