One of Gary Glitter’s victims shared his terror over reports he could be transferred to an open prison as governors question whether he poses a “low risk of harming the public”
One of Gary Glitter’s victims shared his terror over claims he is considering moving to an open prison.
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for raping and sexually assaulting girls.
Authorities question whether Glitter should be transferred to an open prison, as they assess whether he poses “a low risk of harm to the public.”
No decision has yet been made.
It is claimed that he could leave HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset, in a few weeks.
The pedophile, now 77, could then go free during the day and work in the community, and a full release could follow in 2023.
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A girl he assaulted in Vietnam when she was 10 has now said he should never be released.
She said The sun: “He will always be a terrible danger to young girls. It’s terrifying to think that he could soon be free, even though he’s halfway around the world from me.”
The girl added, “I still have nightmares about what he did to me and I never got to have a boyfriend because of what happened.”
A source added to the post: “When Glitter was locked up he was 70 years old. It was said at the time that he would die in prison. Now he’s smiling from ear to ear.”
Glitter is being held at HMP The Verne where he is serving a 16-year sentence for attempted rape, indecent assault and sex with a child under 13.
He was first jailed in 1999 for uploading images of child abuse.
He was then jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for assaulting two girls aged 11 and 12 before being released in 2008.
In 2015, he was jailed for a third time for abusing three young girls.
Glitter was then transferred to La Verne in 2018.
Last April, the Justice Department defended its coronavirus vaccination schedule, after being criticized for offering vaccines to sex offenders like Glitter before their victims.
However, Glitter qualified for a jab due to his age and received no special treatment.
A government spokesperson said at the time: “Prisoners are vaccinated along with the general public and in accordance with priority groups defined by the Independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization.”
The Mirror has contacted the Justice Department for comment.