Truth will out says accused
A DOCTOR accused of being involved in an alleged abduction ring that helped mothers kidnap and hide their children says he is looking forward to the truth coming out.
William Russell Massingham Pridgeon, 64, from Grafton, yesterday faced Brisbane Magistrates Court where magistrate Annette Hennessy moderated his bail conditions.
He is accused of helping two mothers abduct and disguise their children, as one of several people in an alleged network that evaded detection for a decade. Outside court, Pridgeon (pictured) said: “I’m looking very forward to the truth of this matter coming out because the crimes involved here are horrendous, OK, and the crimes have been covered up by many people who shouldn’t have. I’m looking forward to exposing that and I intend to.”
Police allege Pridgeon was the main financial backer and planner to help the women, contrary to family law orders.
He is disputing two counts of conspiracy to defeat justice and dealing in the proceeds of crime and two counts of child stealing and unlawful stalking.