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Because it was -- it was the point about information. When Sarah Payne went missing, I was surprised that the police team around the inquiry were pretty sure who they thought the perpetrator might be because he was a convicted paedophile living in the community, who had just been released, having abducted another eight-year-old girl in almost identical circumstances, and it was news to me that convicted paedophiles of that serious nature were allowed to live unchecked in the community and parents didn't have any information on that, and when I checked, back in America, after the murder of Megan Kanka in 1994, President Clinton had brought in a Megan's law, which had been working very well, and so that's why I thought the mechanic was right.

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