A judge rules that parents can choose whether they want to know if their child was molested.
Police believe as many as 30 babies and toddlers might have been victims of abuse at the hands of British childcare worker Vanessa George. Up until now, George, 39, had not divulged the identities of her victims. The former childcare worker is charged with 17 counts of child pornography counts and two counts of sexual assaults on children.
This week, George finally told her lawyer the names.
Now, says the judge presiding over the case, it's up to the parents who left their children at the Little Ted's Nursery in Devon, England -- where George worked -- if they want to be told if their child was abused.
"If they don't want to know, and I fully understand why some parents should not want to know, then the information should not be thrust upon them" said Mr. Justice John Royce.
According to the BBC, many families in the case do not want to know if their children were victims. "It's a lot for them to take on board and some just want to try to forget and get on with their lives," said one source.
Given the choice, would you want to know if your child was abused?