Bulger killer jailed after admitting child porn charges

JAMES Bulger killer Jon Venables was jailed for two years today after admitting downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

The first offence involved downloading 57 pornographic pictures of youngsters on to his computer between February last year and February this year.

The second involved distributing indecent photographs of children in February this year, while a third involved distributing 42 images in February 2008.

Venables, 27, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from prison. It was the first time he had appeared since being recalled to prison in February.

He could be seen only by the judge hearing the case.


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He and his friend Robert Thompson were just 10 when they killed two-year-old James Bulger in 1993.

They abducted him from a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside, tortured and murdered him.

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They were given life sentences but were released on licence in 2001 after being given new identities which were protected from being made public.

Nothing was known about their new lives until the police investigation into the downloaded images.

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