It has been reported that disgraced former pop star Gary Glitter has been moved to a ‘humiliating’ new cell as he serves his sentence for sex offenses at HMP The Verne
Pedophile pop star Gary Glitter has reportedly been transferred to a new prison cell dubbed “paedokabin”, however.
The convicted felon, real name Paul Gadd, is said to be humiliated by his new digs in the grounds of HMP The Verne, near Portland, Dorset.
It has been revealed that the 77-year-old, who was jailed for sex offenses for 16 years, was placed in the temporary cabin last month in a switch aimed at promoting social distancing in the prison.
The disgraced star’s new environment includes a bed, shower, sink and toilet.
Speaking of the move, a source told The Sun that the convicted felon “will not be enjoying” his new cell.
“It’s about as spooky as it gets. The cabins creak every time you move around, they smell bad, and they’re either too cold or too hot,” they told the publication.
“It’s like sleeping in one of those toilets they put up at music festivals. He won’t benefit from it at all.”
The disgraced singer is currently serving a 16-year sentence at HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset for sex offences.
The convicted pedophile, who rose to fame as a glam rocker in the 1970s, was put behind bars in 2015 for indecent assault on young girls.
Earlier this year it was claimed he was set to move from his current prison to an open prison.
Having now served seven years of his 16-year sentence, it was alleged over the summer that governors at The Verne told him he was destined to be transferred to an open prison.
However, there have been no signs of a transfer so far, and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is said to have the power to block the proposed transfer.
Speaking to Dorset Echo in June, former Big Break presenter Jim Davidson discussed the shamed star’s rehabilitation and how the convicted pedophile apparently feels ‘remorse’ over his crimes.
“I spoke to Paul when I visited The Verne two years ago. He’s remorseful and he looked like he was ready to start a new life,” Jim said of the 77-year-old. imprisoned.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner’s mention of the imprisoned pop star came as he spoke about the charity he co-founded, Care after Combat.
Bursting onto the music scene in the early 1970s, Gary Glitter sold over 20 million records and released 26 hit singles that would frequently enter the Top Ten of the UK Singles Chart.
His fall from grace came in the 1990s, when he was arrested and later convicted in 1999 for downloading thousands of child pornography articles.
After moving and settling in Vietnam, a Vietnamese court found him guilty of lewd acts with minors in 2006.
He was returned to the UK after serving his sentence and placed on the sex offender register for life.
In October 2012, as part of Operation Yewtree, the former pop star was arrested again – this time for historic child sex offences.
On February 5, 2015, he was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and sexual intercourse with a girl under 13.
Later the same month, he was sent for a total of 16 years in prison.