Former lead detective in the William Tyrrell disappearance case Gary Jubelin, faced court over allegedly illegally recording a prime suspect but says, “I wasn’t a rogue cop, I was doing my job”.
Mr Jubelin was thrown off the case into the missing toddler when it was discovered he had recorded a suspect, and is due to receive the verdict on Monday.
“I maintain from the outset, I had a lawful reason to record the conversation and an operational need,” he said.
Mr Jubelin said although he had “certain case theories” none of them were conclusive, but the investigation into William Tyrrell’s disappearance should not be given up on.
“A three-year-old child disappears from a quiet street in a small country town, we should find out what happened to that child, and we should never give up on it”.
He told Sky News host Sharri Markson his team’s investigation “explored all options” one of which was “if a paedophile had the potential involvement in William’s disappearance”.
“The public feel more comfortable if the person who’s taken William is a paedophile because it fits the description of a bad guy”.
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