- Australian Conservatives MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins outed ex-husband Gary
- She said he was convicted and jailed for possessing child exploitation images
- But Dr Carling-Jenkins added that he is still continuing to contact their son
Australian Conservatives MP Rachel Carling Jenkins has named her ex-husband as a pedophile in a stunning speech in Victoria’s parliament.
Dr Carling-Jenkins’ former husband Gary has been convicted and jailed for possessing child exploitation images in the family home, she said.
But she added that he had refused to sign divorce papers and is still in touch with their son.
A picture shared on Twitter by a 7News reporter shows other MPs consoling MP Rachel Carling Jenkins after the speech
In a heartbreaking speech on Thursday, she admitted she had seen the pictures of the young girls in the collection.
‘These little girls would not be abused if people like my ex-husband did not provide a market,’ Dr Carling-Jenkins said, according to the ABC.
A picture shared on Twitter by a 7News reporter shows other MPs consoling her after the speech.
After being elected to parliament in the 2014 election, Dr Carling-Jenkins said she ‘refused to be a bystander’ in her maiden speech.
‘I am no William Wilberforce, but he inspires me to value conviction over comfort, tenacity over temporary gain and devotion over indifference,’ she said.
‘Like Wilberforce, I am a non-conformist. I am not a bystander; I refuse to be a bystander.
‘Under my watch there will not be silence… And so I stand here today and for the next four years as a voice for the vulnerable, a voice for the enslaved and a voice for the voiceless.’
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online