April Jones’s parents have won their latest battle for tougher laws for sex offenders
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for "April's Law" in memory of the five-year-old schoolgirl – and it is set to be debated in the House of Commons.
The new law in April's name calls for convicts to stay on the Sex Offenders' Register for life, tougher sentences for anyone caught looking at child porn and stricter policing of the internet.
The petition was launched by April's heartbroken parents Coral and Paul Jones after she was murdered by paedophile Mark Bridger.
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Bridger abducted her from outside her home in Machynlleth, mid Wales, in October 2012 after becoming obsessed with child pornography.
Their campaign reached the vital 100,000 mark – meaning it will now be considered for debate by MPs.
Mum Coral, 45, said: "April was an innocent five-year-old girl who went through hell, we don't want other families to go through what we went through, that's why we want action now, for April.
Coral and Paul Jones
"We would like to thank everyone who has signed and shared the petition regarding April's Law. The support has been so overwhelming.
If we can save one child, then it will have been worth it
"If we can save one child, then it will have been worth it." April's family also want internet search engines to be better policed to help clamp down on online images of child abuse.
Coral insisted the internet crackdown is aimed at adult sex offender – not sexting teenagers.
"This is aimed at paedophiles, those who go out to hurt children, not teens sending silly things to each other," she explained.
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for 'April's Law'
"It's about catching and sentencing paedophiles."
Glyn Davies, Tory MP for Montgomeryshire, is preparing to take the 113,000-name petition to Westminster.
He said: "It's brilliant news and I will speak with the backbench committee now to arrange a debate in the House of Commons.
"This will mean a lot to Coral and Paul but it will also mean a lot to the town of Machynlleth.
"Anybody who is involved in the abuse of children deserves everything the State throws at them.
"The abduction and murder of April brought this issue to the forefront of UK news and indeed the world and there are still people who are acting illegally on the internet, who are finding new ways to hide, and it must be stopped."
Bridger was jailed for life in May 2013 after being found guilty of the youngster's abduction and murder in what the judge said was a "sexually motivated" attack.
Bridger abducted April from outside her home in Machynlleth, mid Wales, in October 2012
During his trial, it emerged he possessed 500 sexually explicit images of children on his computer.
A Home Office spokesman said: "The public should rest assured that sex offenders will not automatically come off the register, the order only provides a mechanism by which a sex offender can apply for a review."
The NSPCC also backed the petition and a spokesman said: "Before anyone comes off the sex offenders' register they should undergo a risk assessment and if they still pose a threat to children they must remain on it."
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