Female daycare manager who watched child rape videos and found babies 'sexy' spared jail

44-year-old Alison Whateley told other child porn users online that babies were 'f***ing sexy' and also used to ask chatroom members for images and videos of young victims


                            Female daycare manager who watched child rape videos and found babies 'sexy' spared jail

A judge has ruled on March 11 that a female nursery school manager who used to watch videos of young children who were being raped and sexually abused, should have her name made public. This ended up overturning a previous ban on revealing her identity.

The 44-year-old Alison Whateley told other child porn users online that babies were "f***ing sexy" and also used to ask chatroom members for images and videos of even younger victims at times.

Whateley had reportedly urged other pedophiles in one particular chatroom where 11 videos of children as young as three being sexually abused and raped were being viewed by 40 participants.

Alison Whateley (Source: National Crime Agency)
Alison Whateley (Source: National Crime Agency)

A judge has finally ruled that it is now in public interest to reveal that Whateley used to work at the Bushy Tails Day Nursery and Pre-school in Teddington, South-West London. None of the offenses she committed were against students at the nursery, according to a Daily Mail report.

Whateley was given a Community Order and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order on March 7 but was then allowed to go anonymous. The nursery where she used to work when the offenses were committed said that they were "saddened" by the situation and fully cooperated with the investigation that exposed the pedophile. Whateley found men online who had a lust for child abuse imagery like her and would all talk in a lecherous manner about how she would abuse children to "get them off".

The woman has been compared to Britain's most notorious woman pedophile, Vanessa George.

The daycare worker had admitted to encouraging or assisting in a summary offense and was sentenced at the Guildford Crown Court on March 7. Judge Peter Moss was the one who lifted the ban on naming her on March 11.

Prosecutor Steven Talbot-Hadley told Judge Peter Ross: "At the relevant time this defendant worked as a manager at a nursery. An undercover investigation was underway by the National Crime Agency focused on online conferencing platform Zoom, which is otherwise legitimate but known to be used by pedophiles for sharing images of child abuse online."

He continued: "An undercover officer was deployed in the meeting. It was in this way that this defendant was discovered. What the court is concerned with is the involvement in a Zoom meeting on August 29, 2017. On that occasion, the defendant was present for just under an hour under the username XXX."



 

The court heard that it was during this time that 40 participants in the chatroom viewed 11 videos that showed young children as young as three-years-old being sexually abused and raped. In the time this happened, the court also heard that Whateley actively took part in the live chat and typed that she "like boys and girls, the younger the better" and that she especially liked babies saying they were "so f***ing sexy".

The prosecutor told the court: "When asked if she had ever provided any names or phone numbers to police of people she had interacted with online, she said she never had and has never given a reason for that. She met somebody online with the username JohnUK. She told police she talked with him about having sex with children in order to 'get him off', she said she had his number and thought about giving it to the police."

Talbot-Hadley continued: "She said she made the recording because she wanted to know that she could pass herself off as one of them. When she was confronted with this she did not seek to put forward any positive explanation."

Bushy Tails Day Nursery and Pre-School (Source: Google Maps)
Bushy Tails Day Nursery and Pre-School (Source: Google Maps)

Whateley was finally sentenced to a Community Order where she will be under constant watch for 30 months. She was also ordered to complete a 50 days rehabilitation requirement.

Judge Peter Moss said: "A psychiatrist found that you have a less than a compelling reason for why you were viewing this material, to be seeking to entrap pedophiles as some sort of pedophile hunter. You have accepted that is not correct because of your inactivity in doing something about it."

Defense attorney, Carol Moonan, read out a statement from the former daycare worker, which said: "I struggle to explain my actions. One day I accidentally found a chatroom with paedophilic material. I didn't really have a plan, I did not really know what I was trying to do."

A spokesperson for the Bushy Tails nursery said: "We recognize the significant impact that events such as this can have on individuals and families. We are saddened by the events and welcome the conclusion of the National Crime Agency's investigation. We will always be supportive of outcomes which protect and ensure the safety, wellbeing, and happiness of all children. Since the charge does not relate to our nurseries or the children we care for here, we feel it would be inappropriate to comment further."