Britain's worst female paedophile could be freed after parole hearing

Vanessa George was convicted of sexually abusing children and sharing indecent images.
Vanessa George was convicted of sexually abusing children and sharing indecent images. Photo credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

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Britain's worst female paedophile could be freed as her case is about to go before the UK Parole Board.

But her ex-husband fears she will "manipulate" the panel, the Daily Mail reports.

Nursery worker Vanessa George was convicted of sexually abusing children and sharing indecent images in 2009.

The 47-year-old mother took photos of her abusing toddlers in her care at Little Ted's Nursery and was sentenced to a minimum of seven years.

But George will make a bid for freedom in the next few months, the Daily Mail reports. She will have a hearing before a parole board which will determine if she can be released.

The Parole Board says it will consider all the evidence before deciding George's fate.

"We can confirm the parole review of Vanessa George has been referred to the Parole Board and is following standard processes," a spokesperson for the Parole Board of England and Wales told the BBC.

"The job of the Parole Board is to determine if someone would represent a significant risk to the public after release.

"The panel will carefully look at a whole range of evidence, including details of the original evidence and any evidence of behaviour change. We do that with great care and public safety is our number one priority."

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