Pedophile pop star Gary Glitter released from prison after serving half his sentence
Disgraced British pop star and convicted pedophile Gary Glitter was released from prison on Friday after serving just half of his 16-year sentence.
Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, has been released from HMP The Verne prison in Dorset, England, PA News reports.
The ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me’ singer was caged in 2015 after he sexually abused three young girls, all under the age of 13, at the height of his 1970s fame.
The 79-year-old woman’s third victim was under 10 years old. He snuck into her bed and attempted to rape her in 1975.
Glitter rose to global stardom in the 1970s and 80s – but his success was short-lived after he was caught downloading 4,000 images of child pornography in 1999, which landed him in jail for just 4 months .
His streak of pedophile crimes continued in the early 2000s when he was deported from Cambodia amid sex crime allegations.
He was convicted of having sex with a minor in Vietnam in 2006. He was released after serving 3 years in prison there and ordered to register as a sex offender upon his return on his floor.
In an effort to commit his heinous crimes, Glitter separated young girls from their parents by inviting them backstage at his concerts.
He then enjoyed it in his dressing room.
“It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this appalling behavior,” Judge Alistair McCreath said during his sentencing, adding that he wished he could put Glitter behind bars longer, but was constrained by the restrictions of conviction for crimes committed in the 1970s.
Now out of jail, Glitter will be on license terms, meaning he’ll have to follow a strict set of rules to serve in the community.
The singer’s 1972 hit « Rock and Roll Part 2 » was featured in the 2019 film « Joker. »