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Jon Venables Can Finally Speak Out: Pictures

by | 23rd, July 2010

JON Venables is front-page news. One of James Bulger’s killers is in jail for two years for possessing and distributing child porn.

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Court artist's impression of Jon Venables's appearance by videolink, to enter pleas to charges of downloading and distributing indecent images of children, at the Old Bailey, in central London.

Daily Mail (front page): “HOW DID THEY LET HIM SINK INTO A LIFE OF DEPRAVITY?”

The Mail wants to blame someone. Blame Venables? Too easy. Venables has been jailed for “horrific child porn”. Is there any other kind of child porn?

The Indy leads with a quote from Venables:

“I’m glad to be back in jail.”

After years of silence, Venables was given his day in court. He was able to speak. We were able to listen. Is he a victim, too?

Not a bit of it, says the Sun on its front page. The tabloid leads with Denise Fergus’ views that the sentence is “simply not enough”. Mrs Fergus is James Bulger’s mother.

But justice has been done, such as it is. We never saw it done because only the judge saw Venables’ face. And in two years the man will be out of jail – unless he re-offends. Once out he will have a new identity.

The Mirror leads with news that Venables is “sick” and was “hooked on cocaine, booze and child porn”.

And when he is released he will be hooked on..?

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