SEX OFFENDERS NOT BEING PREVENTED FROM TRAVELING ABROAD – Britain’s current laws are failing to protect those most precious in this world; our children.
According to the Home Officer there are approximately 65,000 registered sex offenders in Britain and yet despite this number less than 3,000 of them are provided with court orders that ban them from traveling overseas to seek out and act out their sick fantasies.
Most notably paedophiles favour South East Asia with countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, The Philippines and Thailand and whilst these countries are continuously battling child abusers entering their country and abusing their children the British Government is woefully inadequate in preventing those convicted of child sex offenses from leaving the Britain.
One of the most high-profile cases in Britain, regarding child sex offenses, is the individual Paul Gadd; or better known by his stage name Gary Glitter.
There is little doubt, just taking into consideration the exploits of Paul Gadd, that the British system for controlling the movements of known and registered sex offenders is woefully inadequate.
Each year thousands of registered sex offenders are allowed to jet off to other countries in order to carry out their abuse of young children and each year the Foreign Office receives dozens of notifications from foreign authorities that they have arrested and imprisoned yet another child sex offender.
Of course the simple notification doesn’t stop there. Once a British citizen has been arrested overseas, regardless to the crime, the Home Office must provide at least some degree of consular service. Such time and effort cost money for which the taxpayer has to foot the bill.
Last year alone the Foreign Office revealed that some 66 arrests were made by foreign authorities of British nationals engaged child sex abuse.
When you consider that there are approximately 65,000 sex offenders in Britain you might be asking why less than 3,000 of these individual where issued with a Sexual Offender Prevention Order; which prevents them from obtaining a passport to travel.
The trouble is that there are gaping holes in our legislation which is only made worse by the Human Rights Act. Yes once again the Human Rights Act is perpetrating crime for not only can we not imprison or deport known terrorists and other criminals we cannot prevent our own ‘home grown’ criminals from leaving and perpetrating crimes abroad.
It wasn’t that long ago that we reported the case of George St Angeli, who was on the offenders register for abusing underage girls. St Angeli successful had his name removed after his lawyers argued that such a penalty was against his human rights.
Britain has often cast dispersions against other countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, The Philippines and Thailand for not taking more positive steps to stamp out the trade of child sex tourism and yet it is clear that our own failings to prevent sex offenders from leaving the UK in the first instance only hampers these countries in fighting against such crimes.
Considering the clear failings that Human Rights Act has on our society I remain perplexed as to why Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, refuses to entertain the notion that the Human Rights Act is flawed and serves no purpose other than to allowing criminals to walk out streets and sex offenders to jet off in pursuit of sexually abusing another innocent child.
It is time that the likes of Paul Gadd, aka Gary Glitter, were not afford any rights and should be kept within the UK and monitored closely so that they are never again allowed to abuse and defile an innocent child.