Detective Superintendent Adrian Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police stated as Angela Allen was awaiting sentencing that she "is a sinister and totally evil individual. She has shed not a tear of remorse for her victim."
In 2009 Allen pleaded guilty to four child sex assaults and one count of distributing an indecent image at Bristol Crown Court. The mother of one whom police described as living on the "fringe of society" was given an indeterminate sentence and told that she must serve at least five years before she could apply for parole.
December 18th, the Parole Board panel heard her fourth attempt to gain release from prison. She first became eligible for release June 20, 2014. She had so far failed to convince the Parole Board that “that it was no longer necessary for the protection of the public that [she] remained confined in prison”.
“After considering the circumstances of her offending, the progress made while in custody and the evidence presented at the hearing and in the dossier, the panel was satisfied that Ms Allen was suitable for release once her designated accommodation became available.”
Her designated accommodations are expected to be available in February.
"We do that with great care and public safety is our number one priority," a spokesman for the Parole Board stated.
Allen and three other women, Vanessa George, Tracy Lyons and Tracy Dawber had all met Colin Blanchard online. All four were convinced by Blanchard, described by police as "highly controlling and manipulative," to take images of themselves abusing toddlers at their places of employment and share them with him. While she never met him in person, Allen began sending images to Blanchard in April of 2009.
During the trial, which spanned five different police departments at the time, Detective Superintendent Adrian Pearson of Nottinghamshire Police said of Allen, "The tone and the fantasies she described in her texts and emails were perhaps the most graphic of them all. It was of a graphic nature you could not possibly describe, it was chilling."
In addition to dwelling where the Parole Board assigns, Allen is expected to obey restrictions on contacts, movements, and activities as terms of her release.
George was released from prison in September of 2019.