When Whiting was seven, George sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl at a swimming pool in Crawley, West Sussex.
George was with Whiting and the boy's brother Peter on a Sunday morning trip to the pool.
Years later came the car smash, for which Whiting claimed responsibility.
Whiting, who had been maintaining and servicing the car, said he had cut the brake pipes.
It was in 1995 that Whiting told police about his part in the road crash.
Whiting was convicted but released from a four-year sentence after two years.
Whiting was finally forced out and moved to Littlehampton after residents campaigned about another paedophile living nearby.