Convicted sex offender Chris Irwin allegedly attempted to rape a 7 year old girl by tricking her into going into a house with him.

Convicted sex offender Chris Irwin allegedly attempted to rape a 7 year old girl by tricking her into going into a house with him.

This is why we MUST still teach stranger danger !

So by now we’ve all heard about the horror story coming out of Macquarie Fields in NSW. Christopher Irwin, 34 who is a convicted child sex offender allegedly tricked a 7 year old girl into following him into a vacant home.

From there he allegedly removed some of her clothes, while 2 boys from the neighbourhood ran to get the girl’s grandmother and with her, tried to kick the door in ! Meanwhile, Irwin on the other side of the door, allegedly told the girl to be quiet until her grandmother passed by and then he would let her go. The very courageous young girl did not remain quiet and the rest is history.

Irwin was charged with taking a child with intent to remove parental control, remaining in a building with intent to commit an indictable offence, and two charges of failing to comply with reporting obligations under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act.

The first charge has a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment.

He was refused bail by magistrate Annette Sinclair, thankfully, so he will at least be behind bars until he faces Campbelltown local court again on Wednesday.

So this raises 2 massive issues here at FACAA.

Issue number 1- is this foolish idea that we have to stop teaching stranger danger because only 1 in 10 child abuse victims are abused by someone they don’t know.

Yes, this is absolutely true, however we still need to continue teaching it and arming our kids with the information they need to stop these pathetic cowards. 10% of victims is still a large number and if it saves only 1 child then it is worthwhile.

Do you want to be the one to tell this little girl that we shouldn’t be trying to stop what happened to her from happening to others, just because she is in the minority of victims? Of course not !

So please, by all means, as well as teaching your kids what to do if ANYONE touches them or makes them feel uncomfortable, grooming and body safety, family passwords, and people they can trust, let’s also continue to teach them about stranger danger alongside all the other body safety topics we teach.

Chris Irwin allegedly used the line “Want to see something cool” and then when she was telling her Grandmother about it later she said “He said he was going to show me something cool, but when I got here, there was nothing cool, he lied to me”

Yes little angel he did lie, because that’s what these sick monsters do…. they lie !

We need to teach kids about these lies !

Most common lies used by kidnappers, teach them to your kids.

“Mum/dad are sick they told you to come with me” usually done at school pick up teach them that no matter what you will never send anyone they don’t know to pick them up from school/sporting grounds !

“Can you help me find my puppy/kitten” . Teach kids to say “Sure I will go get mum/dad to help us and then run home.

“I have your favourite chocolate/lollies in here” Teach kids that no food is ever worth it.

“I’ll give you 500 V bucks if you agree to meet me” this one can be replaced by any online currency and as such we must teach kids that if anyone offers you anything you simply tell mum/dad, quickly and let them accept/decline the offer.

From our research which involved talking to police both local and online, these are the most common lies told by kidnappers.

The other HUGE issue FACAA had with this case was this, DOES ANYONE NOW NOT BELIEVE WE NEED A SEX OFFENDERS REGISTER !

Christopher Irwin was living with his girlfriend AND apparently HER CHILDREN when he allegedly committed this horrendous offence. You can be damn sure that she knew absolutely nothing about his previous conviction for accessing child exploitation material ! We know he lied about this because he lied about why he was being arrested !

Irwin told her that he was drunk and got into a fight with a stranger and because he won (naturally haha), he was being charged with assault.

Child abusers LIE! No one would let him near their children if they were aware of his past ! People need to be protected from lying child abusers because we all know they simply cannot be rehabilitated and it is only a matter of time before they strike again !

Just like Chris Irwin has allegedly done. He has allegedly graduated from accessing child exploitation material to seeking the real thing for himself !

We are just insanely thankful for the two boys who saved her !

If anyone knows this family or the two boys who saved her please let them know that I personally teach at KMA Martial arts in Liverpool and as part of the FACAA Phoenix program we would love to help her heal from the ordeal and offer the boys a fully sponsored martial arts package to reward them for their bravery !

We must keep teaching stranger danger and we must keep pushing for a convicted sex offenders register ! We simply cannot trust these monsters !

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