Poppeda Gary Glitter has been living in a secret location next to TEN schools after being released early from prison

PEDOPHILE Gary Glitter lives a stone’s throw from ten schools after being released from prison early.

The a serial rapist of children now lives in a secret location near an apartment complex with busy playgrounds.


An undated photo of glam rock pedophile Gary Glitter issued by the Metropolitan PoliceAuthor: Metropolitan Police
Former British glam rocker Gary Glitter listens to the guilty verdict being read at the People's Court building March 3, 2006 in Ba Rio, Vietnam.


Former British glam rocker Gary Glitter listens to the guilty verdict being read at the People’s Court building March 3, 2006 in Ba Rio, Vietnam.Credit: Getty Images – Getty


March 15, 1973: British glam-pop singer Gary Glitter with Zoe and Gay Spink. (Photo by James Jackson/Evening Standard/Getty Images)Credit: Halton Archives – Getty

But his strict license conditions state he cannot go near schools, playgrounds or swimming pools.

The 78-year-old was released yesterday under cover of darkness at 1.25am having served only half of his 16-year term.

Glitter left HMP The Verne, a prison exclusively for male sex offenders in Portland, Dorset.

The cloak-and-dagger operation had taken him weeks to plan, and he cowered in the back of a black saloon, surrounded by four stone-faced policemen.

Glitter was taken to a boarding house on bail for several hours in a secret suburban location, which The Sun is not naming

However, last night sources appealed after he was released under automatic release rules.

One said: “Officials’ hands were completely tied by the legislation.

“He had to be released halfway through his sentence.

“But Glitter just didn’t properly engage the treatment he was being offered internally.

“He attended the meetings, but made it clear that he was not interested. It was like a naughty child staring out the window the whole class.

“If a dangerous sex offender refuses to participate, surely he’s just not 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 take it anymore.

“He should never be released from prison for what he did.

“He’s just served eight years, but I’m serving a life sentence.

“I will never be able to forget what this monster did to me and I still struggle with it. I truly believe he is still a danger to society.

“Who knows what he might do next?”

In June 2021, The Sun first revealed that Glitter had first been given the green light to release.

In Vietnam, one of his child victims, whom he molested when she was just ten years old, told us at the time: “He will always be a terrible danger to young girls. It’s scary 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, was classified as a Level 3 felon.

This means he is still considered dangerous and capable of causing serious harm and will need senior staff from the probation service to monitor him.

He will have to observe a strict curfew and is prohibited from working without prior approval.

His conditions state that he is banned from traveling outside the UK and has no contact with the media.

He is also prohibited from living with anyone under the age of 18.

He just served eight years and I’m serving a life sentence.’

One of Glitter’s victims

Any breach of the terms of his license would have put him in prison immediately.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said last night: “Sex offenders such as Paul Gadd are closely monitored by the police and the Probation Service and face the most stringent license conditions, including having to be GPS-tagged.

“If the offender violates these conditions at some point, he can go back behind bars.

“We have already introduced tougher sentences for the most serious offenders and ended automatic parole for serious crimes.”

Lawyer 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 they’re likely to try to offend again.

“It’s almost inconceivable that he won’t, and his inability to participate in these programs only reinforces that.

“My client will be incredibly concerned.

“Glitter will be subject to a number of license conditions over a period of time. But the system is never foolproof, and once someone is out there, there is always a risk.

“There is a significant risk involved with someone like this – and it is very difficult for the victims.

“This is a real source of concern. It needs to be looked at because there is a real disconnect between how the system works and what it looks like for victims and the risk it poses.’

And Farah Nazir, chief executive of Women’s Aid, described Glitter’s early release as “horrendous news for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse”.

The deceased pop idol was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for sexually assaulting three girls between the ages of eight and 13.

But because he was sentenced to a certain period inside, he did not have to go to the parole board.

Parole officers can block an inmate’s release if they believe he is still a danger to the community.

Shine was once one of the Britain’s biggest glam rock stars 1970s and a familiar face on the BBC TV show Top of the Pops.

He had a string of hits, including three UK No.1 singles: I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am!), I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours.


The shine has gone down began in 1997 when he took a laptop to the Bristol branch of PC World for repairs and the engineer found child abuse images on the hard drive.

Two years later, the singer was jailed for four months after police discovered a total of 4,000 images during a subsequent investigation.

He emigrated after his release before being expelled from Cambodia in 2002 amid allegations of 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 that would have carried the death penalty and returned to the UK in 2008.

Glitter was forced to sign the sex offenders register, but was arrested again in 2012 at his multimillion-dollar home in Westminster.

Police would later describe him as “a common sexual predator who took advantage of the star status afforded him.”

If there’s one thing we know about serious sex offenders, it’s that they’re more likely to re-offend.”

One victim’s lawyer

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.

Sentencing, Judge Alistair McCreath said he could find no real evidence that Glitter had atoned for his crimes.

The judge said: “It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this appalling behaviour.

“You have caused real and lasting harm to all of your victims, and you have done it only to obtain sexual pleasure of an entirely inappropriate kind.”

Glitter no longer owns the master rights to his songs — meaning he no longer receives any royalties.

In 2019, his song “Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2” was featured in the movie “Joker”, but the rights holders insisted that he would not receive royalties.


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