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Vanessa George and Angela Allen abused toddlers for Facebook 'friend' they never met From The Times 10/2/09 Sitting alongside the nursery worker from Plymouth were Angela Allen, a single mother from Nottingham, and Colin Blanchard, a businessman from Smallbridge, Greater Manchester. The three had exchanged photographs of themselves abusing children as well as thousands of text messages detailing their obscene sexual fantasies. None of them had met before they were led into the dock at Bristol Crown Court, and they did did even glance at each other. In total, they admitted 38 charges of child abuse. George, 39, a married mother of two teenage daughters, admitted taking hundreds of photographs of herself abusing infants in her care.
Spotlight on trio of child abusers By Sarah White and Dan Bell BBC News 10/1/09
A nursery worker and two others have pleaded guilty to a catalogue of child sex abuse.
Vanessa George, who worked at a nursery in Plymouth, admitted sexual abuse of children and then sharing pictures of her crimes with Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen, who she met on Facebook.
Blanchard and Allen also pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults on children and to taking and sharing pictures of the attacks. Here are profiles of the three people....The 39-year-old from Plymouth has now pleaded guilty to 13 charges including sexual abuse of children and making and distributing indecent images of children....Colin Blanchard was arrested in June after his business partner accidentally found indecent images of very young children on his laptop....Abusive images were found both on his laptop and iphone and Blanchard has admitted 19 counts of sexual assault and distributing indecent images of children.