'Britain's worst female pedophile' Vanessa George to be released after convincing parole board she's no longer a 'significant risk' to children
Nursery worker Vanessa George, who took 64 pictures of herself harming babies and toddlers at Little Ted's nursery in Devon, was imprisoned for a minimum of seven years
A woman, known as "Britain's worst female pedophile", is set to be released from prison after she convinced a parole board she no longer posed a "significant risk" to children, according to reports. The nursery worker, 49-year-old Vanessa George of Devon, who took 64 pictures of herself harming babies and toddlers at Little Ted's nursery was imprisoned for a minimum of seven years in 2009.
George, who was said to have "plumbed new depths of depravity" by abusing children in her care was denied parole in May 2017 after she completed the minimum seven years of her prison sentence. The parole board, however, has now decided to release the convict after a review was conducted earlier this month. The 49-year-old has been behind bars at HMP Send near Guildford, Surrey.
George was reportedly divorced by her husband, 51-year-old Andrew, while she was in prison and she now goes by her maiden name Vanessa Sylvia Marks. Her former husband admitted that he was shocked after the revelation of her depravities. The convict's two daughters have also publicly disowned her.
Reports stated that her ex-husband and her daughters did not know of her secret life, and Andrew fears she would have "manipulated" parole board members as she continues to pose a risk outside prison bars. He said he was left a "broken man" after the revelation: "'I am staggered. I just don't know what to say."
"While she'll be returned to society, possibly with a new look and identity, I face a life sentence knowing that for me this nightmare will never disappear," he said. "Vanessa is manipulative and she's like the leopard which never changes its spots. She should have stayed locked up," he added, according to the Daily Mail.
A parole board spokesperson, on Thursday, said: "The Parole Board has directed the release of Vanessa George, following a parole review that was concluded in July 2019. Parole Board decisions are solely focused on whether a prisoner would represent a significant risk to the public after release. The panel will have carefully looked at a whole range of evidence, including details of the original evidence and any evidence of behavior change. This is done with great care and public safety is the number one priority."
George, in 2009, admitted to 13 sexual assault charges, however, she has still remained silent about the names of the children she assaulted. Reports stated that George met two pedophile strangers on Facebook and shared a gruesome portfolio of assaults on toddlers captured by the 49-year-old's phone.
Her cohort, Angela Allen, who raped a three-year-old girl, has already served the five-year minimum prison sentence imposed on her at the time. The pedophile gang's ringleader, Colin Blanchard, will also be eligible for parole next year. Blancard was jailed in 2011 for a minimum of nine years.
Authorities believe George came into contact with nearly 200 children while she worked at Little Ted's.