According to the New South Wales Crime Commission, the adoptive mother who was legally responsible for the 3-year-old Australian orphan when last seen in 2014 has been accused of lying in another case involving in relation to children, according to the New South Wales Crime Commission.
The woman, who has not been named, was in the care of William Tyrrell when he disappeared from her parents’ home in 2014, and police now say they believe she knows where his body is.
The boy was last seen wearing a Spider-Man suit playing in his adoptive grandparents’ garden and is often described as the Australian “Madeleine McCann”, the English boy who disappeared without a trace from a motel in Portugal. Nha in 2007.
The adoptive mother appeared in court on Thursday facing separate charges that she lied to the New South Wales Crime Commission about abusing another adopted child in her care with a wooden spoon.
She has never been charged in connection with Tyrrell’s disappearance eight years ago, but Detective Sgt. Andrew Lonergan told the court he believes she should be. “I have formed an opinion [she] know where William Tyrrell is,” Lonergan told Downing Center local court, according to the AP news agency.
The court on Thursday heard recordings from undercover bugs placed by police in her home, who suspected her of abuse. The child could be heard crying, screaming and threatening to call the police amid sounds like a child being beaten. “Where did you put the wooden spoon?” The adoptive mother was heard after asking the girl to get up, turn around and move her arms three separate times, presumably to be rowed.
The adoptive mother’s lawyer, John Stratton, told the court that the detective was wrong and that she was charged in the wooden spoon case only to pressure her into admitting involvement in Tyrrell’s disappearance. Stratton told Lonergan in court: “You’re hoping to break her morale.
“It’s not the intent, but if it’s the support,” Lonergan told the court. “Our main goal is to find out where William Tyrrell is.”
Lonergan and Detective Scott Jamieson have been accused by Stratton of making up a story about finding Tyrrell’s body to get his client to confess. “I know the area I believe William is in,” Jamieson told the court in his defense.
The adoptive mother is facing charges that when questioned about the wooden spoon incident, she did not say she did not remember it, but instead did not. Prosecutor Amin Assad told the court that if she said she didn’t remember, she was likely to use the mental health plea to defend herself. But as it stands, Assad said, “Unfortunately, that answer … was a complete lie.”
Detectives have told reporters they believe Tyrrell fell on a balcony at the home and his adoptive mother dumped his body. During the investigation into Tyrrell’s disappearance, investigator Sophie Callan suggested to the adoptive mother that the boy died accidentally and that if she admitted, she might not face charges. severe. “William went around the porch and toppled over and it was nobody’s fault,” Callan said, according to testimony Thursday. “It was an accident that he fell on that porch.” Callan said the mother denied it, saying, “No, I found him.”
The court is expected to rule on the wooden spoon lie on Friday.