A single mother claims convicted child killer Jon Venables tried to seduce her over the internet by flirting and flattering her.
Venables and Robert Thompson were only 10 years old when they abducted, tortured and murdered toddler James Bulger in 1993.
They were released and given new identities.
Sarah Finn told the Daily Mail in Britain that she was unaware of her internet love interest's black past until after the web liaison ended in 2008.
She said he tried several times to arrange to meet her in person but reservations kept her from following through.
The Daily Mail said Miss Finn was astonished and shocked when she was told she had been in communication with a child killer.
She said: "It’s chilling to think our relationship could have gone further and I may possibly have introduced him to my son who was 10 - the same age he was when he killed James."
But she admitted there were a few alarm bells and Ms Finn eased off on their online relationship after Venables’ messages became increasingly sexual, culminating in him sending her a photograph of his penis.
Venables was imprisoned in 2010 for breaking conditions of his release with offences involving more than 100 sex abuse photos, some of children as young as two.Miss Finn discovered her admirer was the infamous child killer when a woman linked to a true crime enthusiast contacted her.
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