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Bulger killer in court on child porn charges

Jon Venables to appear via video at the Old Bailey.

Jon Venables, pictured on his arrest, aged 10, in 1993 for the death of Jamie Bulger..

JON VENABLES is due in court on Friday on charges of possession and distribution of child porn.

Venables, 27, was one of two boys convicted of the murder of toddler Jamie Bulger, 2. He was 10 years old at the time.

He is alleged to have downloaded over 50 indecent images of children between February 2009 and February of this year. He is also alleged to have distributed several images on the internet, although no one acquired them.

Public outrage surrounded his release from jail in 2001, aged 19, when he was given a new identity. The Guardian reported in March that Venables was mentally unwell and had been disclosing his real identity to strangers, putting him at risk of attack.

He will appear via video-link at the Old Bailey court in London.

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