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Keep women safe from sexual predators. Introduce a #GrabAndDrag law.

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My name is Emm, I’m a mum to three beautiful daughters, and I would do anything to keep them safe. Too often, I’ve watched on in horror as sexual predators walk free after ruining the lives of innocent women, due to legal loopholes and a broken system. That’s why I’m calling for the Victorian Government to introduce a “Grab and Drag” law.

When I created this petition, to start with I had one goal. That one goal was to bring justice for a nurse who was the victim of Jackson Williams’ shocking assault in a Melbourne laneway. Many of us could not believe he was found not guilty of intent to commit sexual assault, but he was. There wasn’t enough evidence to prove intent. It’s happened before.

Jackson Williams walked free, but I haven’t given up fighting. I realised that this had to be about the bigger picture, about women's safety. About a woman's right to not only feel safe but be safe.

Stuart Grimley of the Derryn Hinch Justice party has put forward a proposal for a new "Grab and Drag" offence which would fill the gap between Common Assualt and Sexual Assualt. One word is what failed in the presiding over this case: INTENT.

The Grab and Drag offence will make it easier for our Courts to prosecute those who commit these vile attacks on women. It will come with a maximum sentence of 15 years and it can't come soon enough.

Women will start to feel safer when one by one these predators are removed from our streets!!

This isn't a world that I feel comfortable raising my daughters in and I'm not alone. Mothers, fathers, even grandparents have commented that they worry about the safety of the women in their lives.

Please, sign and share this petition to keep women safe from sexual predators.