An MP is demanding a review of the decision to release ‘Britain’s worst female paedophile’ from prison, saying it is a “kick in the teeth” for her victims.
Vanessa George, 49, was jailed in 2009 and ordered to serve a minimum of seven years after filming and photographing herself abusing babies and toddlers and sharing them with an online paedophile ring.
The self-styled “paedo whore mum”, who worked at Little Ted’s Nursery in Plymouth, is set to be released from prison after a Parole Board deemed she no longer poses a “significant risk to the public”.
The news has sparked a backlash, with Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, saying he has written to the Justice Secretary David Gauke seeking an “urgent review”.
He said: “Vanessa George’s crimes against children in Plymouth cannot be forgotten and it’s very hard to forgive her for them.
He added “I know I can’t and that’s why her release from jail is a kick in the teeth for our city and all her victims.
“I am very concerned about the safety of our city’s children with the imminent release of Vanessa George and have written to the Justice Secretary asking for the decision to release Vanessa George to be urgently reviewed in light of the public outcry and continuing risk to children that I believe she poses.”
George’s ex-husband Andrew also spoke out about her release, reportedly saying: “Vanessa is manipulative and she’s like the leopard which never changes its spots. She should have stayed locked-up.”
The Parole Board said that George, a mother of two, was recommended for release following a review that concluded earlier this month.
During her sentencing in 2009, Mr Justice John Royce told the mother of two she had “plumbed new depths of depravity” by abusing those in her care.
Sentencing her to an indeterminate sentence at Bristol Crown Court, he said her trading of abuse images with two other paedophiles was “wicked, cold, calculated, repeated offending which for any decent person defies belief”.