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Female paedophile living streets away from victim after being released early from prison

Dianne Whitehouse Credit: Police handout

A female paedophile jailed for abusing a Birmingham schoolgirl is living streets away from her victim after being released from prison.

Paula Smith told last month how she was raped and sexually assaulted by 137 people from the age of 13.

Schoolteacher William Hannah, 66, his girlfriend Dianne Whitehouse, 61, and Ian McGlasson, 50, were sentenced to a total of 19 years.

Whitehouse was released early from her six-year sentence and is now living close to Paula in Birmingham.

The sex offender has even allegedly been goading her former victim on Facebook.

Paula, 22, said:

She was actually released about a year ago and contacted the UK and Ireland Paedophile Database asking them to take her name off their site.

I later learned from the people who run the database that she had said online that she now lives near me and is looking forward to ‘bumping into me’.

A friend told the police but they said there is nothing they can do unless she actually does something to me, even though she is living so close to me.

Yet I was not even told she had been released. I should have been told.

– Paula Smith
Schoolteacher William Hannah Credit: Police handout

Paula met schoolteacher Hannah at a Birmingham hotel after first being groomed and abused by McGlasson.

Hannah later introduced the schoolgirl to Whitehouse and the pair abused her together.

Paula - not her real name - said:

They were violent, forceful and threatening. She claimed she was a horse riding teacher.

She also said a relative worked for an escort agency but said I couldn’t work there because of my age. But she said I could do the same thing for her.

– Paula Smith
Ian McGlasson Credit: Police handout

Paula was raped at the age of 13 after being abducted from near her school. Her alleged attacker later took their own life when arrested by police.

Days later, she was groomed by McGlasson via Facebook.

Over the next two years he repeatedly abused the schoolgirl and also forced her to meet other paedophiles.

Hanna, from Acocks Green, was convicted of three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of causing/inciting involvement in pornography. He was jailed for seven years.

Whitehouse, from Cannock, was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of causing/inciting involvement in pornography.

McGlasson, from Stratford-upon-Avon, pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming. He also admitted taking indecent photographs of a child and possessing indecent photographs of a child.

He was jailed for six years. The three were also all ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.