IN 2015 Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
And now there are fears that he will be released as early as February 2023.
Where’s Gary Glitter in jail?
Gary Glitter is being held in a cozy sex offender prison, The Sun has revealed.
Paedo Glitter, 74, has been transferred to HMP The Verne, which underwent a £ 3.3million transformation into a Category C prison purely to house perverts.
Detainees are said to have 20-inch flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities in their own cells and would be allowed to roam freely in their wing around the clock.
A source previously told The Sun, “It’s like a summer camp there. To think that some of these people raped children, the public would be disgusted to see how they live.
“Because it’s all sex offenders together, they feel safe and there is no problem.
“They are given special privileges because they are older prisoners who are considered well behaved. “
Le Verne is on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.
It was transformed into an immigration removal center in 2013 and operated until 2017, when it was converted back to prison.
The singer was jailed in 2015 for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
Glitter 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.
Glitter was locked up for a third time in 2015 for abusing three young girls.
He was transferred to La Verne in 2018 and may be eligible for parole this year.
In the first week of February 2021, he received his shot from Covid-19, scandalizing justice activists.
Sex offenders will likely be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine, as they make up a large portion of the older prison population.
But a source said: “Many have been jailed in recent years for horrific crimes dating back decades. There are prisons where there is a large group of older sex offenders, all between the ages of 70 and 80.
“Because of their age, they will get the vaccine first.
“But if you’re a prison guard looking after Glitter and you haven’t been given the jab, you won’t be happy.”
What is Gary Glitter’s net worth?
Glitter is believed to be worth between £ 1-6million.
Glitter’s songs are believed to be on the blacklist of all UK radio stations, but there are stations in the US still playing them, which allows him to raise up to £ 250,000 a year.
It was reported in 2013 that he could earn £ 1million in royalties on the track Hello from Oasis, which uses a sample of his lyrics.
Could Gary Glitter get out of jail?
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 posed a “low risk of harm to the public.”
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, could leave sinister HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset, in a few weeks, as The Sun exclusively revealed in June.
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: “He 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.
The Sun understands that the only blockage could come from Justice Secretary Robert Buckland.
Last night, a source said: “When 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.
He also made £ 300,000 after his music was featured in the Oscar nominated trailer for Silver Linings Playbook.
The inclusion of the 1972 hit Rock and Roll Part 2 in the 2019 Joker movie has won him hundreds of thousands.
He is believed to own an apartment in London which he is renting.