According to reports, paedophile pop artist Gary Glitter will be released from prison early next year.
In 2015, the 78-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for attempted rape, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 13, and four charges of indecent assault.
The Sun reported on Friday that Ministry of Justice insiders informed them Glitter would be released as early as February 2023.
According to the source: “The nature of his determinate sentence means the case won’t go to the Parole Board.
“It simply means that as soon as his sentence is over, he is free to walk out of the prison gates.”
An criminal convicted of a sexual offence gets freed under tight conditions.
Staying in a permitted premise, respecting a curfew and having GPS tagging, not having unsupervised contact with children, and internet usage limits are some of the terms of the licencing.
Exclusion zones can also be set up to protect victims’ families from unwelcome contact.
If criminals violate the terms of their probation, A Ministry of Justice official informed the PA news agency: “Sex offenders released from prison are closely monitored by both the police and the Probation Service and may be recalled to jail if they breach their strict licence conditions.”
Glitter rose to prominence as a member of the glam rock trend in the 1970s, achieving number one songs with I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am), I Love You Love Me Love, and Always Yours.
In 1999, he had a stunning fall from popularity when he admitted to having child pornography photographs and was sentenced to four months in prison.
He was removed from Cambodia in 2002 on vague charges, and he was convicted of sexually abusing two kids, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam in March 2006.
They may be recalled to prison by the service.