One of James Bulger’s killers, Jon Venables, has been charged over indecent images of children.
His trial will be held in private at an unnamed court, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
Venables was returned to prison in November after allegedly being caught with child abuse images.
The CPS said: “The man formerly known as Jon Venables has been charged with offences relating to indecent images of children and will appear in the Crown Court.
“In order that justice can be done, no further details are being released at this stage and the proceedings are subject to reporting restrictions.”
Venables and Robert Thompson, both 10 at the time, tortured and killed two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool in 1993.
They were released in 2001 with new identities and granted lifetime anonymity.