CHILD KILLER Where’s Jon Venables now and did James Bulger’s killer get a new identity after the murder?
The 35-year-old faces being locked up for good after being caught with vile child abuse images
EVIL child killer Jon Venables has been jailed for 40 months after he admitted possessing a sick paedophile manual which instructed him on how to “have sex with little girls”.
When a laptop computer was found hidden behind the bed of child killer Jon Venables, it must have been hard for even investigators to predict its grotesque contents.
Despite having been jailed twice before – once for the heinous murder of two-year-old James Bulger 25 years ago this month and again in 2010 for possession of a horde of sickening images – Venables had somehow gained access to the Dark Web.
There, in the hidden depths of the internet, he had been able to trawl for images of babies and young boys and girls – some as young as two – being raped and abused.
Perhaps even worse than the more than 1,000 sickening images he was able to download, he was also able to obtain a paedophile manual – a vile document which gave him detailed instructions on how to – in its own words, “safely” – have sex with small children.
There will no doubt be many questions asked over how Venables managed to even gain access to the internet, let alone the Dark Web, in the wake of his sentencing today to a further 40 months in prison for these latest crimes.
As indeed there have been numerous questions in the quarter of a century since, together with his friend Robert Thompson, the then 10-year-olds tortured and murdered James Bulger on Merseyside.
Questions over Venables’ punishment, rehabilitation and the various, failed, attempts to reintegrate him into society.
Together with Thompson, and then both aged 11, in November 1993 they were sentenced to be detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure with a recommendation from the judge they should be kept in custody for “very, very many years to come” – and a minimum term of eight years.
They were both given new identities and taught to keep their real ones secret.
Years later it emerged that Venables had been detained in Vardy House – a small eight-bed section of Red Bank secure unit in St Helens on Merseyside – where it’s said he made such good progress he was kept there for eight years, despite it actually being a short-stay remand unit.
Shortly before his release in 2001, when aged 17, Venables was reported to have allegedly had sex with a woman who worked at the Red Bank secure unit where he was being held.
The allegations – which appeared in The Sunday Times and in a BBC documentary – were investigated and a female staff member accused of sexual misconduct was suspended, never to return.
Venables’ release under his new identity went ahead and he is known to have been living independently by March 2002 – some time thereafter beginning a relationship with a woman who had a five-year-old child, although he denies having ever met them.
By 2005, and now aged 23, his probation officer met another girlfriend who was aged 17. It was subsequently said that a number of “younger girlfiends” suggested he was enjoying a delayed adolescence.
His supervision was apparently reduced – and it is at this point it’s said his excessive drinking, taking drugs and downloading child abuse images took off.
Venables is also known to have visited Merseyside in breach of his parole.
A new probation officer in 2008 noted that Venables spent “a great deal of leisure time” playing video games and surfing the internet.
In that September he was arrested for affray after a fight outside a night club – charges which were dropped after he claimed he was acting in self-defence and he agreed to go on an alcohol awareness course.
Three months later he was found in possession of cocaine and handed a curfew.
But in 2010 he found himself back in prison over possession and distribution of child abuse images – uncovered when his probation officer arrived at his flat and found him trying to remove and destroy the hard drive of his computer with a knife and tin opener.
The images included children as young as two years old being raped by adults.
The following year Venables was handed another new identity.
He was released from prison in September 2013, only to go on to download more than 1,000 sick child abuse images – as well as the grotesque paedophile manual – in a chilling echo of his previous crimes.
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Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4979924/jon-venables-james-bulger-killer-new-identity/
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