New charges have been laid against William Tyrrell’s foster father. NSW Police have charged the foster father, 54, whose name cannot be released for legal reasons, with giving false or misleading evidence to the NSW Crime Commission.
The decision to lay charges, comes after a review of the non-publication orders surrounding the case.
The strict suppression orders surrounding the case, were varied on Wednesday in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court.
The foster mother, 56, and the foster father, faced charges late last year for an alleged assault of another child. The incident was unrelated to the Tyrrell case.
She is also pleading not guilty to a fresh common assault charge in February – also unrelated to the Tyrrell case.
Police revealed late last year that the foster mother, and the deceased foster grandmother were being treated as persons of interest in William Tyrrell’s disappearance eight years prior. They had both denied any wrongdoing and no charges were laid.