News round up: Vanessa George verdict; NI tot update; bullied vicar

Vanessa George, paedophile nursery worker, may never be released

A nursery worker who signed her e-mails “your paedo whore mum” was told yesterday that she could spend the rest of her life in prison for sexually assaulting children in her care.

Vanessa George, a mother of two, used a mobile that she called her “fun phone” to take pictures of herself abusing children at Little Ted’s nursery in Plymouth, which she sent to paedophiles whom she met on the internet.

Read more on this story in the Times

Former child abuse detective jailed for grooming teenage girl

Andrew Rowe, 31, admitted five charges under the 2003 Sexual Offences Act.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that Rowe, who befriended his victim’s family during his work with Staffordshire Police’s child abuse investigation unit, sent hundreds of inappropriate messages to his victim on Facebook.

Read more on this story in the Telegraph

‘Four-year campaign of abuse from parishioners’ forces vicar and his family from their home

A village vicar and his family told yesterday how they have been forced out of their home through a campaign of ‘intimidation’ from ‘toxic’ parishioners.

The Reverend Mark Sharpe revealed how his pet dog was poisoned, animal excrement was smeared on his car, his car tyres were slashed and home phone lines cut.

Read more on this story in the Daily Mail

Murdered toddler ‘may have been sexually assaulted’

A toddler murdered in Northern Ireland may have been sexually assaulted before her death, a court heard today.

A district judge was told that there was evidence of potential sexual injuries on the body of 15-month-old Millie Martin, as a man appeared at Omagh Magistrates’ Court, charged with her murder.

Read more on this story in the Independent


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