Jon Venables Name Changed Twice To Protect His Identity Back In Prison For Child Abuse Images
James Bulger killer Jon Venables has been charged after being in possession of indecent child images with parole board bosses now deciding if he is too much of a risk to ever be free meaning he may face life imprisonment.
Venables was returned to prison in November after being caught with child abuse images.
The CPS said: “The man formerly known as Jon Venables has been charged with offences relating to indecent images of children and will appear in the Crown Court.
The CPS have said his trial will be held in private in a court which will remain unnamed.
“In order that justice can be done, no further details are being released at this stage and the proceedings are subject to reporting restrictions.
Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were just ten when they brutally tortured and sexually assaulted two year old James Bulger before killing him in Liverpool in 1993.
Venables had sex with a female member of staff at whilst serviing his sentence Red Bank secure unit in St Helens, Merseyside.
The woman who was accused of sexual misconduct was suspended and it is believed she never returned.
Red Bank secure unit closed in 2014.
The child killers were released from a young offenders prison in 2001 under new identities.
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Two men violated an injunction stopping them from revealing their new location and were given nine month jail terms after posting online images claiming it was the killers.
Venables has cost the taxpayer around £5 million since being released into the public.