Colin Blanchard, 39, from Rochdale, who forwarded the pictures to Allen after George sent them to him, will be sentenced at a later date. Fury: Police try to calm a protester at George's remand hearing in June In a leafy street in Efford, a mainly working class suburb of Plymouth, George was looking for excitement. Blanchard claimed he had been abused as a child. I just can't cope with the image of her face, because every image is of her smiling. Defence barrister Nicolas Gerasimidis said George was 'caught up in a double life' where she both cared for children and was abusing them. Blanchard pleaded guilty to 17 offences relating to indecent images of children and two sexual assaults on children. George appeared in court on 11 June on charges of and making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children.
And why should any of them have been suspicious? The manager disputed Ofsted's claim that she was a trustee, while another trustee was found to be dead. She appeared to bring up her two teenage daughters well, and photographs of her taken at the nursery show the level of trust people had in her. Psychiatric reports will also be compiled on Blanchard, who spent five years on the sex offenders register over child porn, and Allen, who has a series of convictions for prostitution. One described her as 'an angel'. But the judge said: 'She's an adult.
Blanchard even videoed himself abusing his dog. But still she remained besotted with Blanchard. The review noted a general reluctance on the part of agencies or services connected to the nursery to challenge. Angela Allen appeared before Bristol Crown Court yesterday on child sex charges The mother said there was currently no evidence to suggest her child was abused, but she may never know. On 10 January 2011, Blanchard was given an indeterminate sentence of at least nine years, and two other members of the paedophile ring, Tracy Dawber and Tracy Lyons, were sentenced to four and seven years respectively.
When I found out what had happened I felt sick. She can never make up for what she's done - she's taken the innocence of all the children. Dates from the photos have enabled police to narrow the list of possible victims from an initial 313 children to boys and girls from 30 families. It's the uncertainly that's tearing us apart. You were then arrested on suspicion of making and distributing images, indecent images of children. The bitter realisation that she could be out on the streets while her young victims are still children filled parents with anger. Clearly changes are needed at Ofsted and with the regulatory framework.
Mr Justice Royce stressed that he was passing 'in effect a life sentence' and explained that George could end up staying much longer in jail than she would under a life sentence, but he admitted that she could go before the parole board after serving just seven years. The nursery operated as a relatively 'closed system' in many ways, selective in the persons or agencies with which it communicated. I think all the families have been through hell. An accidental discovery by a businessman triggered the investigation that would uncover their warped world. One of the registered trustees was deceased. Police then ask George why they have recovered images of abuse of children from her phone and when she took them.
In fact, K often babysat for the manager and nursery staff took the foster children to see their biological parents, for supervised contact sessions an inappropriate deployment of staff. The trio became 'Facebook friends' before setting up a three-way communication network through which they exchanged thousands of explicit messages. Advertisement George, 40, took photographs on her phone of her abusing toddlers at the nursery in the Laira area of the city. A fourth member of the ring, Tracy Lyons, of Portsmouth pleaded guilty in March 2010 to assault of a child by penetration, sexual assault of a child under 13, causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and three offences of distributing indecent photographs of a child. Counsel for George and Allen said both were vulnerable and eager to please. He had been given a police caution in 2002 for possessing 'low grade' pornographic images of teenage children, and placed on the sex offenders register for five years. Mother-of-two George had admitted seven sexual assaults and six counts of making and distributing indecent pictures of children at a hearing in October.
One woman said she knew George to be 'friendly' and 'bubbly'. Nacro delivers interactive training sessions that look at practical ways in which organisations can manage criminal record and allegation information in the context of recruiting safely. His computers are seized and his house searched. This is a married woman who can make up her own mind whether she can engage in this sort of activity or not. He also admitted a further charge of possessing extreme pornography. Although robust and value-based recruitment and selection procedures should not seek to exclude such staff from entering the workforce, I do believe they can be vulnerable to grooming within the nursery environment. Nor is there any certainty that George didn't take other photographs before she began to supply them to Blanchard and Allen.
On one occasion they decided to meet in person and she travelled from her home in Plymouth to meet him in Manchester. Personal phones were not allowed in the nursery - George was once told off for having one - but rules were 'relaxed' because the in-house phone was unreliable. Her solicitor then reads a prepared statement on behalf of George, in her own words, in which she denies penetration of any children. A welcome recommendation is made for 'a communication pathway to be established between Early Years Advisory Services within each local authority and Ofsted in order to ensure that local intelligence informs the inspection process'. Allen, described as ' cunning, sinister, devious and evil' by police sources, had no taboos.