They were jailed but released with new identities after serving eight years, without spending a day in an adult prison.
In 2010, however, it emerged Venables, 32, was back behind bars for breaking the conditions of his release by downloading and distributing more than 100 images of child abuse, some involving victims as young as two.
But the murderer was also using a dating website that is popular with single mothers, sources say. He's been warned repeatedly but thinks he's untouchable,' a source told the Daily Star Sunday.
'He has had secret identities, costing ridiculous amounts of money and all at the cost of the taxpayer, and thinks he will continue to be protected.
Thankfully, she has the support of her family, including her son Taylor Astin, 33, who helps her with any everyday activities that she struggles with.
She said: 'Taylor does take a huge burden off me with helping around the house, the animals and the yard. He's taking a lot off my my shoulders and putting it on his own.'Taylor said: 'I love her more then anybody in my life. 'Just seeing what she is going through is difficult for any son or daughter.'I want to make sure that if there is not a cure for her we can at least get her to a point where it makes her happy.
Venables is now on suicide watch in a prison's sex offenders' wing following his arrest last week.
The killer and his friend Robert Thompson were only ten when they killed two-year-old James in 1993, after abducting him from a shopping centre in Bootle, Liverpool.
When a probation officer visited his home in Cheshire in 2010 to discuss his fears that he could be in danger, he was attempting to destroy the hard drive of his computer.
'And the sad thing is, he's probably correct.'After discovering Venables' haul of abuse images, officers also found he was using the 'well-known, well-used, dating site'.