Jim Davidson has made some horrible comments during his career, but that could be his low point.
Over the years, Davidson has come under constant criticism for his jokes targeting minority groups.
The overwhelmed comedian has commented on Gary Glitter’s attempts to start a new life.
Glitter, 77, is currently serving a 16-year sentence for sexual offenses.
He was a pop icon until he was discovered as a dangerous sex offender.
He was imprisoned in 2015 for indecent assault on young girls.
The 67-year-old said: “I spoke to Paul when I visited La Verne two years ago. He is remorseful and he seemed ready to start a new life.
In 1999, he admitted to possessing child pornography images and was sentenced to four months in prison.
Then in 2002, he was deported from Cambodia on unspecified allegations, and in March 2006, he was convicted of sexually abusing two girls, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam.
Gaps in the legal system
In January, it was reported that gaps in the legal system allowed sex offenders such as Gary Glitter and Richard Huckle to travel abroad and target vulnerable children in less developed countries, the Independent Inquiry found. on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
Measures applied to those convicted of a sexual offense – such as Sexual Injury Prevention Orders (SHPOs) – have had minimal impact on restricting overseas travel, while others can still break bans in an attempt to abuse outside the UK, her report said.
The survey found a huge disparity between the high number of registered sex offenders and the low number of such foreign travel banning orders – where out of the 5,550 SHPOs imposed in England and Wales in 2017/18, overseas travel restrictions were imposed in only 11 cases.
The survey said “more drastic steps” must be taken to increase the number of overseas travel restriction orders, and suggested a national action plan to “help ensure a coordinated response to the issue and also raise public awareness “.
The report also found that the Disclosure and Prohibition System (DBS), including the International Child Protection Certificate that foreign institutions can apply for when recruiting UK nationals, is “confusing, inconsistent and needs to be addressed. reform”.
Panel chairperson Prof Alexis Jay: “The sexual abuse of children abroad by UK nationals is an urgent issue that we cannot hide from.
“The current gaps in our legal system allow known offenders to travel overseas to target vulnerable children in less developed countries, which is simply unacceptable.
“The panel and I hope that this report and its recommendations will lead authorities to tighten their grip on abusers who seek to exploit some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
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