Paedophile nursery worker Vanessa George released from jail

Vanessa George has been released after 10 years

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A nursery worker who took photos of herself abusing toddlers at her place of work has today been released from prison.

Vanessa George was jailed indefinitely in 2009, and told to serve a minimum of seven years behind bars for her crimes, committed at Little Ted's Nursery in Plymouth.

According to the Parole Board, the 49-year-old mother of two no longer poses a significant risk to the public and has been released after 10 years in jail.

However, she is under "strict licence conditions", including an "unusually large exclusion zone", which sees her banned from Devon and Cornwall.

The Parole Board said it will consider sympathetically any further requests for exclusion zones, to avoid any victims coming into contact with George again.

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 said they felt "betrayed" by George's actions and that "a lifetime of childcare had been ruined".

During her 2009 sentencing at Bristol Crown Court, Mr Justice John Royce told George that she had "plumbed new depths of depravity" by abusing those in her care.

"Parents have to live with the memory of you coming out with a smile on your face to hand back their child, when you may well have been doing unspeakable things to that child," he said.

George will remain on the sex offenders' register for life, and is not allowed to have any unsupervised contact with children, according to chief probation officer Sonia Crozier.

"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," she added.

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