BRITAIN’S most notorious female paedophile has been BANNED from two counties in the West Country ahead of her release from a 12-year prison stretch.
Former nursery worker, 49-year-old Vanessa George photographed herself sexually abusing up to 64 children in her care between 2008 and 2009.
She was jailed for a minimum of seven years after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault by penetration and two counts of sexual assault by touching.
She also admitted making, possessing and distributing indecent images.
The fact she so callously exploited a position of trust to commit these crimes makes them all the more horrifying
The mother of two is set for release from prison after a Parole Board ordered her release on the grounds she presented no danger despite objections from her victims’ families.
George, from Plymouth faces a ban on returning to Devon and Cornwall upon her release.
She will also be subjected to “strict licence conditions” and an “unusually large exclusion zone.”
In an open letter to the people of Plymouth, chief probation officer Sonia Crozier said: “I share the disgust at the crimes committed by Vanessa George and I understand why the prospect of her release is so worrying to so many people, particularly in Plymouth where memories of her abuse are still vivid and frightening.
“The fact she so callously exploited a position of trust to commit these crimes makes them all the more horrifying.
“She will also never be allowed to work with children again and will be on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of her life.
‘PLUMBED NEW DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY’
“She is subject to a number of conditions, including not to have unsupervised contact with any children whatsoever.
“If she breaches any of these conditions or if her probation officer thinks there is an increasing chance she might re-offend – she can be immediately recalled to prison.”
During George’s 2009 sentencing, Mr Justice Royce told her she had “plumbed new depths of depravity” by abusing those in her care.
The “shockwaves” of her maltreatment of babies and toddlers would be felt in every one of the country’s nursery schools, he added.
Although the self-styled “paedo whore mum” has named some victims, George was accused of deliberately hiding information that would properly pinpoint those she abused in the pictures she took.
‘LIFETIME OF CHILDCARE RUINED’
Child protection officers visited 180 children thought to have had contact with George, who admitted taking up to eight pictures a day while on duty.
Staff at Little Ted’s, George’s former place of work and base for the sick abuse, said they felt “betrayed” by her actions.
One former colleague of George said that “a lifetime of childcare had been ruined by Vanessa’s actions”.
In her letter, Ms Crozier said 21 families had taken up an offer of support in the wake of George’s crimes.
She said: “Any parent who wants to receive this service will have a dedicated victim liaison officer who will keep them updated about any new developments in George’s case.
“This includes being notified once she has been released and whether she is ever recalled to prison for a breach of licence conditions.
“But I want to make it absolutely clear to anyone who might have been affected that they can still apply to take up that offer of contact now.
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“Further, the Parole Board has said that it will consider sympathetically any further requests for exclusion zones, to prevent any victim from coming into contact inadvertently with George.
“If she is ever recalled, they will be given the opportunity to make a statement to the Parole Board about how the crime impacted them and will be able to express their views on her licence conditions.
“Exceptionally, this will also apply for George’s co-defendants in this case Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen when they become eligible for parole consideration.”
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