SAN DIEGO – Tyler King, sister of murdered Poway teenager Chelsea King, sat down with Fox 5’s Kathleen Bade to talk about his sister’s death and how he is coping today.
Four years after her death, Tyler is now leading the cause to stop crimes against children and the predators who commit them.
Through a new documentary he wrote and appeared in, he expresses society’s intolerance towards sexual predators. Tyler says sexual predators get too many chances to re-offend. For example, the man who killed Chelsea, John Gardner, had already served time in prison for an attack on a 14-year-old girl.
Gardner was released after an abbreviated sentence only to rape and murder Escondido teen Amber Dubois and then a year later Chelsea King in a Poway park. It’s a scene that plays out time and time again across the country.
Tyler’s documentary highlights some of the victims’ families as they tell their heartbreaking stories and unite behind Chelsea’s Law. That law says sexual predators get one strike and they’re put away for good.
The documentary will work in tandem with an app created by Tyler’s team so people can immediately download it and join the cause.
The film and app premiere in February.