POP pedophile Gary Glitter draws one step closer to freedom – much to the dismay of one of the younger girls he attacked.
The disgraced star, 77, was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for raping and sexually assaulting girls.
He was expected to die in prison, but instead he got the green light to move to an open and cozy prison. Governors ruled that it presented a “low risk of harm to the public.”
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, could leave the sinister HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset, in a few weeks.
He could then go on day leave and work in the community. Glitter would be eligible for full release by February 2023.
Last night a girl assaulted by him in Vietnam when she was only ten said he should never be released.
Now 26 years old and known only as Diem to protect her identity, she said: âHe will always be a terrible danger to young girls. It’s terrifying to think that he might soon be free, even though he’s halfway around the world from me.
Diem now works as a hairdresser in the Mekong Delta. But she said: “I still have nightmares about what he did to me and I never got to have a boyfriend because of what happened.
” I’M TOO AFRAID “
âI’m too scared to approach anyone. “
Glitter has been officially informed by the governors of The Verne that he was nominated for his move last week.
The Sun understands that the only blockage could come from Justice Secretary Robert Buckland.
Last night, a source said: âWhen Glitter was locked up he was 70 years old. They said he would die in prison. Now he’s smiling from ear to ear.
His pedophilia was first exposed in 1997 when he was caught with 4,000 images of child sexual abuse.
He fled to Cambodia, but was then ordered to leave on suspicion of child abuse.
Glitter was then locked up for three years in Vietnam for sex crimes against two girls aged ten and 11.
In 2015, he was convicted in London for indecent assault on a 12-year-old girl after a concert in 1977.
He also attempted to rape an eight-year-old girl in 1975 and indecently assaulted a 13-year-old.