The mother of murdered schoolgirl Samantha Knight attends a meeting to demand that the serial pedophile who murdered her daughter stay behind bars.
Michael Anthony Guider is released from the Metropolitan Special Programs Center in Long Bay on June 6, unless the New South Wales government wins a lawsuit to keep him in.
The 69-year-old never publicly regretted the murder of nine-year-old Samantha – whom he claimed to be coincidental – and her body was never found.
Samantha was snatched from an apartment in Bondi in the eastern suburbs of Sydney in 1986, leading to one of the biggest searches in Australian history.
As the upcoming release of Guider approaches, members of the public try to keep him and other sex offenders in prison unless they can provide a body.
Samantha & # 39; s disappearance of 1986 away from her mother's house in the eastern suburbs of Sydney led to one of the biggest searches in Australian history and has remained a mystery for 15 years
The mother of nine-year-old Samantha Knight who was taken from her Bondi apartment and killed, will join a demonstration to demand that the serial pedophile be kept behind bars (photo: Tess Knight)
As the approaching release of Guider approaches, members of the public try to keep him and other sex offenders in jail unless they provide a body. Pictured: rally in Adelaide in April
The protest, which starts in Bondi on Saturday at 12:00, is organized by one of the victims of Guider, Chantelle Hamilton.
Mrs. Hamilton, who as a child was drugged, abused and photographed by Guider, sought the support of Samantha & # 39; s mother Tess Knight.
In a statement, Knight said: & I support this March and the proposed law amendment, the law of Knights. & # 39;
& # 39; Nothing will bring Sam back, but everything must be done to prevent Michael Guider and others like him from being released.
& # 39; Michael Guider must never be released from prison.
& # 39; Please follow the campaign and sign the petition and March with Chantelle on Saturday. & # 39;
Samantha Knight was only nine years old when she was torn from a street in Bondi in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Pedophile Michael Guider claimed that he had given sleeping pills to the schoolgirl so that he could molest her, but she took an overdose and died. Guider must be released from prison
Michael Anthony Guider was a gardener who became friends with the vulnerable mothers of children he wanted to molest. He offered to look after their children, they were then drugged and molested. He was in jail for 16 years when the police learned he had killed nine-year-old Sam Knight
The meeting comes on Monday prior to a hearing at the Supreme Court, which will decide whether Attorney General Mark Speakman will be able to keep Guider in custody for a year longer.
& # 39; Saturday's march is because there is a hearing on Michael Guider on Monday and whether we can apply the 12 months & # 39 ;, Hamilton told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; We are also marching to & # 39; & # 39; Knight & # 39; s Law & # 39; & # 39 ;, that is & # 39; & # 39; no body, no release & # 39; & # 39; to push & # 39; and that has more than 128,000 signatures. & # 39;
& # 39; An extra 12 months is all well and good, but we also don't want an extra 12 months, so we need this knight's law. & # 39;
The law conditionally prohibits convicted killers if they do not provide the location of a body.
Sam Knight was seen at noon when she was missing near her home in Bondi as she walked through her school uniform. Hundreds of thousands of posters with her image were plastered in Australia and were visible for years after her disappearance in 1986
The protest, which starts in Bondi on Saturday at 12:00, is organized by another Guider victim, Chantelle Hamilton (right)
Mrs. Hamilton said the Saturday rally location was a targeted choice.
& # 39; I decided to do it at Bondi, because that is clearly the last place Sam was and I think the community in Bondi and everywhere feels so strong on Samantha, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I think it's still coming home. She was this little blonde schoolgirl with blue eyes who was looking for everyone who never came home. & # 39;
Mrs. Hamilton, assisted by another victim of Guider and Samantha & # 39; s family, expected the rally to be a success.
& # 39; I think Michael & # 39; s other victims and the Knight family and Sam's mother are marching together, I think it only shows that we are stronger than Michael, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; We are marching to Bondi, we are marching in memory of Sam to make the Knight's Law a success. & # 39;
Talk to The Daily Telegraph, Mrs. Knight said that the release of Guider has reduced the horrible memory of what it was like to lose her daughter more than 30 years ago.
& # 39; It was difficult, it reduced all the pain when Sam disappeared, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; You learn to live with it, but it always comes back. I really don't want him to come out of jail and that this happens again with a family. & # 39;
The Change.org petition to keep Guider locked up has more than 128,000 signatures.
Pedophile Michael Guider claimed that he buried Sam Knight's body at Cooper Park in Bellevue Hill on the eastern suburbs of Sydney and then 18 months later dug up her body when he saw workers in the area. He said he dumped Sam's remains at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli
This is the apartment building on Imperial Avenue, Bondi, where Sam Knight lived in 1986 with her mother Tess as it is today. Michael Guider had been a babysitter for Sam and many other pre-adolescent girls whose mother he was friends with. He attacked the girls after drugging them
Guider does not have to request a conditional release because his maximum sentence expires on 6 June.
Sam was possibly one of the dozens of children from two to sixteen years old who Guider had molested for years. His usual method of offending was the drug use of then molested pre-adolescent boys and girls.
Many of his victims, including Sam, were the daughters of mothers with whom he was friends. He abused them during babysitting sessions.
Guider played a & # 39; game & # 39; named statues at some victims, where he ordered them to stand still while he exposed himself and touched their sexual organs; he took thousands of images of the children he had violated while they were drugged.
The long-haired gardener claimed that some mothers knew what he was doing and told a psychologist that at least one of them – not Sam's mother – didn't mind.
& # 39; She was bad, & # 39; said Guider about the mother. & # 39; I was fucking her two children and she asked me to do it after I did it to them. & # 39;
The parents of Sam Knight, Tess Knight and Peter O & Meagher, outside the NSW Supreme Court after Michael Guider was convicted of the August 2002 murder of their daughter in August 2002. & Guider is the only person who knows where Sam is, & # 39; Knight told reporters
Guider served a sixteen-year prison sentence for 60 crimes against 11 children in 1996 when the police realized he was responsible for one of the most talked-about unsolved crimes in Australia.
He was arrested and accused of Sam's murder in February 2001, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter under the weight of destructive evidence, including a confession to his brother Tim, an armed robber.
Guider first raped Sam when she lived with her mother Tess in Manly in 1984 and 1985.
He grabbed Sam close to her home in Bond, Bondi, after school on August 19, 1986.
The blond, green girl with the green eyes had seen the streets in her uniform that afternoon. Within a few days Sydney was covered with & # 39; Find our Sam & # 39; posters that described her as intelligent, outgoing, and talkative.
Guider later claimed that he had drugged Sam with the Normison sleeping pill and she died of an overdose in his living room while going to the shops.
He told the investigators that he buried Sam at Cooper Park in nearby Bellevue Hill, but 18 months later he dug up his body when he saw workers at her grave.
Guider said he then put the remains of Sam in a waste container with a dump at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli on the other side of the harbor.
NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman has moved to stop the release of Michael Guider by filing a lawsuit that would keep the serious child abuser behind bars for another year. Guider will be released on June 6 after 23 years in jail if that action fails
After Guider was found guilty of manslaughter, Sam & # 39; s mother said: & # 39; Guider is the only person who knows where Sam is. & # 39;
& # 39; There is no reason why he cannot tell us where Sam is. I think I would like to know more about what happened. & # 39;
Sam & # 39; s father Peter O & # 39; Meagher, whose marriage to Tess had been short, said: & # 39; We must bury her. We really want that alone. & # 39;
Guider was sentenced in August 2002 to 17 years in prison with a non-pooling period of 12 years for manslaughter.
He was first eligible for release in June 2014 when the State Parole Authority refused to release him and was determined to seek freedom the following year.
Parool was again refused in 2015. At that time, the authority decided that he would not reconsider his release until 2017. Guider asked in 2017 or 2018 no conditional release.
Guider's case was referred to the Supreme Court on Tuesday and returned to the court in May. Samantha Terese Knight would be 41 if he was alive.
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