Parents of children looked after by Britain’s worst female paedophile have made a fresh call for her to name her victims.
Families of youngsters under the care of evil Vanessa George say they are continuously tortured at never knowing if they were among those she abused.
George, 50, was jailed for a minimum of seven years in 2009 after she took photos of herself abusing up to 30 infants at Little Ted’s nursery in Plymouth, Devon.
George, who used the online alias “paedo whore mum”, was freed last year after the Parole Board said she no longer posed a “significant risk” to the public.
But her victims were never formally identified in court – leaving many parents uncertain as to whether their children had been abused.
Plymouth MP Luke Pollard told the House of Commons that her silence has allowed her to “maintain a power” over her victims.
His plea came as a new piece of legislation, known as ‘Helen’s Law’, moved a step closer to becoming law.
During the debate, Mr Pollard said: “We don’t believe every child at Little Ted’s Nursery was abused by Vanessa George but we don’t know which child was.
“That means every single family that sent their most precious gift in the world, their child, to this nursery is living with the uncertainty whether it was their child that was abused or not, whether it is their child whose image of that abuse is festering on some dark corner of the web.
“That is a cancer that eats away at you and the courage and determination of the families throughout this has been a real source of strength to me.
“The final remark on this is to Vanessa George herself.
“She maintains a power over the victims by withholding the names.
“She will know the names of some of the children she abused and photographed and shared the images of.
“Wherever she is in Britain at this point, she could help those families relieve part of their suffering and uncertainty by naming some of the children she abused.
“She must know the names, she must know that naming the kids would enormously help the healing process and is something I appeal to her to do because for as long as she holds those names, those families will not have peace, and I think that’s a really important part.”
The Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill is named after Helen McCourt, whose murderer Ian Simms was released from prison earlier this year despite never revealing where her remains are.
The Bill now requires final approval from the Lords and, if no further amendments are made, it will progress towards receiving royal assent.