Jack Straw has been given background direction by his superiors to proceed with Jon Venables’s crime of child porn. Straw is being forced to use the “easier option” of the decision for Venables’s sentence being made by his parole board leaders.
Venables will be prosecuted for breaking bail and there will be no trial for him possessing child sex material labelled as class 4, which is level the worst type of child porn. Venables sexually abused James Bulger before murdering him.
The news source said, "There is a strong feeling that this is too little too late. Mr Straw should have taken a harder line from the start but now the genie is out of the bottle, causing a frenzy which is proving a nightmare to keep a lid on."