A woman branded Britain’s ‘most depraved female paedophile’ may be freed from jail within days.
Vanessa George, 48, was sent to prison in 2009 for sexually abusing babies and toddlers at a nursery she worked at and sending the sick images to fellow perverts online.
The mum-of-two was given an indefinite sentence with a minimum of seven years, but she may regain her liberty when she applies to the Parole Board later this month, the Sun on Sunday reports.
George, who has gone back to her maiden name of Marks since divorcing, first became eligible for parole in December 2016 but had her first application denied in May this year. It is not clear on what basis the parole rejected her application.
The depraved monster expected to be released in November, however, the hearing to decide her fate was delayed until May.
Harry Fletcher, Director of the Victims’ Rights Campaign, told the Sun: “The minimum recommendation of seven years in jail for Vanessa George was very, very low, which explains why the parole authorities have kept her inside.”
The vile paedophile was sent to HMP Send, near Guildford, Surrey, to continue her rehabilitation, in the hope of her being returned to civilian life.
George sparked national outcry when it emerged she filmed herself interfering with children she was assisting at Little Ted’s Nursery in Plymouth, Devon.
The sick nursery worker, whose sentencing judge said her depraved actions had “plumbed new depths of depravity”.
She sent the indecent pictures to paedophile Colin Blanchard, from Rochdale, after meeting him on Facebook.
Blanchard, said to be the “hub of the paedophile wheel”, forwarded the pictures to the paedophile ring, including Angela Allen, from Nottingham, who was jailed for five years. Blanchard was sentenced to a minimum of nine years in 2011.
The special needs coordinator and the paedophile ring she was part of have also been awarded a staggering £133,000 in legal aid, the paper alleges. George alone reportedly got £24,000.
In a statement, the Ministry of Justice told the MirrorOnline: “In civil legal aid cases, an applicant must satisfy merits and financial means tests in order to qualify for legal aid.
“Applicants who meet the relevant means thresholds may still be required to pay a significant contribution towards the costs of their case.”
Mr Fletcher commented on the alleged concession saying: “It is scandalous these convicted paedophiles receive more than £100,000 in legal aid while victims get a pittance.”
Marks’ two daughters have publicly disowned her and there was talk at her trial of a 50-mile exclusion zone being placed around her home in the West Country city, forbidding her from entering.
Her former spouse has repeatedly said that his ex-wife had ruined his life.