What a revolting, demented old bat this woman is! 79, and she's making statements like this after a toddler was murdered. She should be in a home, or pushing up daisies where she can't do any more harm to society. Then this ancient do-gooder can waddle around looking like John Inman in a wig, and talk to the pot-plants.
I read the Bulger report, and I saw exactly what those two evil youngsters did to that little boy. It makes no difference that they were only children themselves--the level of barbarity they perpetrated should have seen a change in the law not to rehabilitate them, but hang them. It won't be long of course before someone blabs about Venables' whereabouts. Crimes against children are intolerable, and those who commit them always get found out, no matter how long it takes.
And do you honestly think that Baroness Kitchen-Slops is going to get to the bottom of the 'Westminster Scandal'? They might as well have given the job to Fred West!
Fury as judge who gave Bulger killers secret identities casts doubt on links between child porn and sex crimes
- Baroness Butler-Sloss denied there was evidence to show that paedophiles who seek out indecent images also carry out physical assaults
Jon Venables was set free last week after serving three years in jail for downloading horrific photos of sex assaults on children.
Baroness Butler-Sloss, who gave him and Robert Thompson lifelong secret identities after they committed one of Britain’s most notorious child murders, said he did not deserve to be locked up for ever.
Anger: James Bulger killer Jon Venables and retired judge Baroness Butler-Sloss
But her remarks have been criticised by James Bulger’s mother, while campaigners said there was a wealth of evidence that those who watch child abuse will go on to target children in real life, including the recently convicted murderers of April Jones and Tia Sharp.
Lady Butler-Sloss said she sympathised with the victim’s parents but added: ‘Venables was not killing children. He was engaged in watching child porn. It is a very nasty offence but a different one.
‘There is no evidence that those who watch child porn go ahead and do it. Not to my knowledge. There may be evidence but I have not come across it.’
Victim: Little James Bulger with his mother Denise
'He has his rights, even though he murdered many years ago little Jamie Bulger. He ought to be given a chance to live in the community.’
James’s mother Denise Fergus, 45, said last night: ‘Baroness Butler-Sloss obviously has no idea what a disgusting animal like Venables is capable of doing.
‘A lot of paedophiles start off by looking at porn on the internet and then they move on to rape and murder. Venables did it other way round. He murdered first, aged ten.
‘Baroness Butler-Sloss made the order that gives him his legal anonymity. She should hang her head in shame at what she enabled him to do, let alone pontificate about him deserving a second chance.’
And Tory MP Julian Brazier, a member of last year’s Parliamentary inquiry into online child protection, said he ‘strongly disagreed’ with the former judge’s comments.
Two-year-old James Bulger is seen on CCTV camera being led away by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson
Lady Butler-Sloss, 79, was president of the Family Division of the High Court when in 2001 she granted the unprecedented lifelong anonymity order to the pair who, aged just ten, tortured James Bulger to death after snatching him in a Merseyside shopping centre.
The judge ruled that because of the risk of revenge attacks, the ‘uniquely notorious’ Venables and Thompson deserved protection when they were released after serving eight years in custody for the 1993 killing.
In 2010, Venables was put back behind bars after receiving a two-year sentence for possession and distribution of indecent images and videos. The Old Bailey heard that pictures of children as young as two were found on his computer.
Despite pleas from James Bulger’s parents, the authorities decided last week that Venables – now aged 29 – could be freed with a fourth new identity to help protect his anonymity.
Several academic studies and research by law enforcement agencies have found evidence of a link between child abuse images and sexual assaults.
Last year, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said there was ‘compelling evidence’ that anyone in possession of abuse images should be seen as a threat to children.dramatically backs...