Poppaedo Gary Glitter lives in a secret location near TEN schools after being released early from prison
PEADOPHILE Gary Glitter lives a stone’s throw from ten schools after being released early from prison.
The serial child molester now lives in a secret location, terrifyingly close to a housing estate with busy playgrounds.
But his strict license terms say he is forbidden from going near schools, playgrounds or swimming pools.
The 78-year-old was released under cover of darkness at 1.25am yesterday after serving just half of his 16-year sentence.
Glitter left HMP The Verne, a prison exclusively for male sex offenders in Portland, Dorset.
The night and dagger operation took weeks to plan – and involved him crouching in the back of a black saloon, flanked by four stone-faced police officers.
Glitter was driven for several hours to a bail shelter in a top-secret suburban location, which The Sun does not name
However, last night sources lashed out after he was fired under auto-dismissal rules.
One said: “By law, officials’ hands were completely tied.
“He had to be released halfway through his sentence.
“But Glitter just didn’t really engage with the treatment he was offered indoors.
“He attended the meetings but made it clear he wasn’t interested. It was like a naughty child staring out the window during class.
“If a dangerous sex offender refuses to commit, isn’t he eligible for release?”
Last night, one of his victims said of his release: “It hit me really hard. I can’t believe this is happening to me. I just can’t do it anymore.
“He should never be released from prison for what he did.
“He’s just got eight years but I’m serving a life sentence.
“I can never forget what that monster did to me and I’m still struggling to come to terms with it. I really think he’s still a danger to society.
“Who knows what else he might do?”
In June 2021, The Sun first revealed that Glitter had been given the green light to freedom for the first time.
In Vietnam, one of his victim’s children – whom he abused when he was only ten – told us at the time: “He will always be a terrible danger to young girls. It’s terrifying to think that he could soon be free.
“I still have nightmares about what he did to me.”
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, has been classified as a Level 3 offender.
This means he is still considered dangerous and capable of causing serious harm and will require senior probation officers to monitor him.
He must adhere to a strict curfew and is not allowed to work without prior approval.
His terms say he is not allowed to travel outside the UK and not have contact with the media.
He is also prohibited from living with anyone under the age of 18.
He’s just done eight years, but I’m serving a life sentence.”
One of Glitter’s victims
Any breach of his license terms would result in Glitter being immediately returned to prison.
Last night, a Justice Department spokesman said: “Sex offenders like Paul Gadd are closely monitored by the police and probation service and are subject to some of the strictest licensing conditions, including being fitted with a GPS tag.
“If at any time the perpetrator violates these conditions, he can be put behind bars again.
“We’ve already introduced tougher penalties for the worst offenders and ended automatic mid-term release for serious crimes.”
Attorney Richard Scorer, representing one of Glitter’s victims, told The Sun: “If there’s one thing we know about serious sex offenders, it’s that there’s an overwhelming likelihood that they’ll try to commit another crime.
“It’s almost inconceivable that he won’t, and his failure to engage with these programs only reinforces that.
“My client will be incredibly concerned.
“Glitter will be subject to a set of license terms for a period of time. But the system is never fail-safe, and once someone is outside there is always a risk.
“There is a significant risk with someone like that – and that is very difficult for the victims to consider.
“This is a real cause for concern. This needs to be verified as there is a real disconnect between how the system works and how it looks to victims and the risk involved.”
And Farah Nazeer, executive director of Women’s Aid, called Glitter’s early release “terrifying news for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.”
The fallen pop idol was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for sexual offenses against three girls aged eight to 13.
However, because he was sentenced internally to a limited term, he did not have to go before the parole board.
Probation officers can block a prisoner’s release if they believe they still pose a risk to the public.
Once one of Britain’s biggest glam rock stars of the 1970s, Glitter was a familiar face on BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops.
He had a string of hits including three UK #1 singles: I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am!), I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours.
Glitter’s downfall began in 1997 when he was taking a laptop to a PC World branch in Bristol for repairs and an engineer found images of child abuse on the hard drive.
Two years later, the singer was jailed for four months after police found a total of 4,000 pictures during a subsequent investigation.
He emigrated after his release before being thrown out of Cambodia in 2002 for alleged sex crimes.
Four years later he was jailed in neighboring Vietnam for molesting two girls, one of whom was just ten years old.
He escaped serious child rape charges – which carried a death sentence – and returned to the UK in 2008.
Glitter was forced to put himself on the sex offender register but was arrested again in 2012 at his multi-million dollar Westminster home.
Police later described him as a “habitual sex offender who took advantage of the star status he was granted.”
If there’s one thing we know about serious sex offenders, it’s that there’s an overwhelming likelihood that they’ll try to commit another crime.”
A victim’s attorney
And in 2015 he was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13 in the 1970s and 1980s.
Judge Alistair McCreath convicted him, saying he could find no real evidence that Glitter atoned for his crimes.
The judge said: “It is difficult to exaggerate the depravity of this horrific behavior.
“You caused real and lasting harm to all of the victims, and you did it for no other reason than to provide yourself with totally inappropriate sexual gratification.”
Glitter no longer owns the master rights to his songs – which means he no longer receives royalties.
In 2019, his song Rock and Roll Part 2 was featured in the film The Joker, but the rights holders insisted he would not receive royalties.
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