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Jon Venables: Aged 17 He Had Sex With An Adult In Jail

by | 28th, March 2011

JON Venables: One of James Bulger’s killers is alleged to have had sex with a woman who worked on him at Red Bank prison on Merseyside as his substitute parent ”, the Sunday Times reports. He was 17.

She was suspended from her job. The matter was not mentioned in official reports.

Today, the Mail lads with:

“FURY OVER BULGER KILLER’S TRYST WITH GIRL GUARD.”

Fury? Are we more furious than we are over the cuts in public spending , the death of Sian O’Callaghan , a war in Libya now billed as a “CONFLICT” on the BBC news (a word that harks back to the days of Margaret Thatcher and the UK’s last go-it-alone war in the Falklands Islands)?

Just who are the furious one? Why, it is Denise Fergus, the mother of James Bulger, and the media’s go-to source of fury. Says she:

“The Parole Board should go back to 2001 and review its decision on Venables since it was clearly based on lies and deceit. I want a full inquiry to get to the truth about what went on while they were in those secure homes and how false reports were given to the judges.”

This is very unlikely to happen. The matter seems to have been dealt with. Venables was over the legal age of consent and so was the woman. No crime was committed.

But this is Jon Venables, the child who killed a child. He was 10 when she and Robert Thompson killed James Bulger. There have been many adults who have harmed children who do not feature in the mainstream media. Venables is a name that stirs emotions in readers.

Should Venables have been

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