Male nurse, 27, who filmed himself raping a girl, three, is jailed for 19 years as the victim's heartbroken mother reveals she can no longer ‘bear to look’ at her daughter
- Male nurse George Anderson, 27, crept into his victim's bedroom and raped her
- Three-year-old was asleep during vile assault but was awoken mid-way through
- Toddler's mother said she felt like the 'worst parent in the world' after the attack
George Anderson, 27, a former nurse at Torbay Hospital in Devon, sneaked into his victim's bedroom and attacked as she slept
A male nurse who filmed himself raping a three year-old girl has been jailed for more than 19 years.
George Anderson, 27, a former psychiatric nurse at Torbay Hospital in Devon, sneaked into his victim's bedroom and attacked her as she slept.
He took video and pictures of the vile sexual assault and kept them on his phone and iPad.
Anderson was jailed today for a string of child sex offences at Exeter Crown Court after a moving statement in which the girl's mother said she now felt like 'the worst mother in the world'.
She told the court: 'The rape of my three-year-old daughter has affected every aspect of my life and I am convinced that it will affect me for the rest of my life too.
'I love my baby unconditionally, however, I now cannot bear to dress or undress her or bath her and ask her to do these things herself.
'It feels like the innocence that she once had has now been lost.
'I am really worried that every time a mobile phone or camera is now pointed at her, it will stir memories within her.
'Every time I look at her I just imagine her tiny body going through trauma and being violated.'
She added: 'I feel like I am being watched all the time. I feel like the worst parent in the world. I feel like I have failed my daughter.'
The court heard how the day after the attack the girl told her mother that someone had touched her, telling her he was a doctor, and filming it on his phone.
The child's mother called the police and Anderson, of no fixed address, admitted what he had done, but added: 'I'm a nurse. I look after people.'
I feel like the worst parent in the world. I feel like I have failed my daughter.
He had originally claimed he could not remember if he had raped his victim because he had been under the influence of alcohol and had taken drugs.
When police examined his phone they found he had filmed the abuse. The phone also contained eight still images of the extreme assaults.
Other indecent images of young children were also found on Anderson's iPad by police.
The court was told the distressed victim had woken up during the course of the abuse but that failed to stop Anderson.
He admitted six counts of taking indecent photos of a child; the rape of a child under 13; two counts of assaulting a child under 13 by penetration; and making indecent photos of a child. He was jailed for 19 years and four months.
Anderson didn't commit the crime at Torbay Hospital in Devon but was employed by the Trust at the time.
Anderson didn't commit the crime at Torbay Hospital in Devon (pictured) but was employed by the Trust at the time
Defending, Paul Dentith said his client had been depressed at the time and was a man of previous good character who had suffered a difficult upbringing.
A probation report concluded the defendant was not a danger to the wider public within the terms of the offence.
Mr Justice Dingemans said: 'There is some evidence of a mental disorder linked to the offence in the sense that there is no other explanation.
'Your actions were inexplicable and of the utmost depravity.
'Despite the extreme youth of the victim she was aware of what was going on and reported it to her mother and that you had filmed it on your phone.
'The mother's statement makes it clear there will be a lifelong effect from your offending.'
Anderson defendant will serve half of his sentence behind bars before he is even considered for release.
Melanie Walker, chief executive of Devon Partnership NHS Trust said: 'This case has come as a great shock to everyone.
'We have been supporting the police investigation since their concerns first came to light and we took immediate action to suspend Mr Anderson and to notify the Nursing and Midwifery Council. He has since been dismissed from our organisation.
'We have also conducted our own investigation and no evidence has emerged to suggest that people in his care were at risk during the period in which he was employed as a nurse.'
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