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Gary Glitter Released from Prison After 8-Year Sentence for Child Abuse

Gary Glitter Released from Prison After 8-Year Sentence for Child Abuse

Gary Glitter, a disgraced pedophile, was released from prison this morning.

The former star was taken out of HMP Verne in Portland, Dorset, early this morning.

He was driven out of the Category C jail after receiving his first taste of freedom since 2015.

He will be monitored and must follow strict guidelines.

Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2015 for sex crimes against a girl under the age of 13.

The Sun was the first to report that Glitter would be available in a matter of weeks.

He must notify police seven days in advance of any foreign travel, and officers have the authority to veto any trip if they believe there is a risk of further offenses occurring.

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The sex predator will also be required to wear a tag and notify authorities if he enters into a relationship with someone who has a child under the age of 18.

Glitter was at the pinnacle of his celebrity when he preyed on vulnerable victims who believed no one would believe their claims over those of a celebrity.

He assaulted two 12- and 13-year-old girls after inviting them backstage to his dressing room and isolating them from their mothers.

In 1975, his third victim was less than ten years old when he crept into her bed and attempted to rape her.

Glitter was the first person arrested under Operation Yewtree, the investigation launched by the Metropolitan Police in the aftermath of the Jimmy Savile scandal, nearly 40 years later.

In sentencing the singer, Judge Alistair McCreath stated that the abuse had “profoundly affected” all of the victims.

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When referring to the assault on one victim, he said it was “difficult to overstate the gravity of this dreadful behavior,” telling Glitter that he was able to attack another “only” because of his fame.

There was no evidence that Glitter had atoned for his actions after he was found guilty of one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13, and four counts of sexual assault.

He later lost an appeal to the Court of Appeals against his conviction.

Glitter’s fall from grace began years earlier when he admitted to possessing 4,000 child pornographic images and was sentenced to four months in prison in 1999.

He was expelled from Cambodia in 2002 after allegations of sex crime surfaced, and in March 2006, he was convicted of sexually abusing two girls, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.