THE year-old, who served eight years for murdering the toddler in , is using a new name to chat up young, single mothers online. Get the latest Scottish crime and courts news sent straight to your inbox with our Criminal Record newsletter. But any woman who gets in touch with him will have no idea they are chatting to a convicted killer and child sex offender. The year-old uses a new name on his dating profile.
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Jon Venables, one of the murderers of toddler James Bulger, has joined a popular dating website under a different name. An investigation by the Sunday Mirror has revealed that year-old Venables is a member of a dating site, and is able to contact other singles who have no idea of his past. Venables was given a new identity in , when he was released from prison after eight years for the murder of two-year-old James Bulger. And the Mirror have now revealed that Venables has joined a popular dating site, although they could not reveal which one, due to a lifelong order protecting his new identity.
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The father of James Bulger has lost a legal challenge to try to change a lifelong anonymity order for one of his son's killers. Ralph Bulger wanted information about Jon Venables' new identity to be made public, after the murderer was jailed for possessing child abuse images. Mr Bulger's lawyers argued information about Venables which was "common knowledge" should be made public. However, president of the family division Sir Andrew McFarlane refused to change the terms of the order, which was designed to protect the "uniquely notorious" Venables from "being put to death". Sir Andrew said: "There is a strong possibility, if not a probability, that if his identity were known he would be pursued resulting in grave and possibly fatal consequences.
More than 25 years later, the surveillance image above remains etched in the minds of the millions familiar with the James Bulger case. The older boys Jon Venables and Robert Thompson seem like they could be the brothers of the toddler James Bulger , as some bystanders thought in the mall that day. Within hours of that surveillance image being captured on the afternoon of Feb.