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Gary Glitter to be freed from prison next year

Gary Glitter to be freed from prison next year

Pop star and convicted paedophile Gary Glitter is set to be released from prison in a matter of weeks.

Convicted paedophile and former pop star Gary Glitter is set to be released from prison early next year after serving just half of his 16-year jail sentence.

A new report uncovered by The Sun suggests that Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, is set to be released in a matter of weeks.

Their sources suggest that former musician Glitter could be released as early as February 2023.

The 78-year-old was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for attempted rape, unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, and four counts of indecent assault.

The three girls were aged between 8 and 13.

As terms of his licence, Glitter could be subject to GPS tagging, restrictions on his internet use and bans on unsupervised contact with children.

Back in 2015, Glitter was sentenced to a determinate term, which is a fixed period that cannot be reviewed.

Gary Glitter was sent to prison in 2015.
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This means that his case will not have to go before the Parole Board ahead of any potential early release.

However, parole chiefs can block a prisoner's release if they believe they still pose a threat to the public.

But that seems to be unlikely scenario for Glitter, as The Sun say their sources believe he has been the model prisoner over the last nearly eight years.

The source told The Sun: "Glitter has kept his nose clean in prison and toed the line and now his sentence is almost over.

"The nature of his determinate sentence means the case won’t go to the Parole Board.

"It simply means that as soon as his sentence is over, he is free to walk out of the prison gates."

When Glitter was sentenced, Judge Alistair McCreath said he wished he could have jailed the convicted paedophile for longer, but was constrained by sentencing guidelines for offences in the 1970s - the decade Glitter committed the crimes.

Glitter was a glam rock artist in the 70s and 80s.
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But it now looks like Glitter is set to serve half of the time he was handed due to his good behaviour in prison.

The Ministry of Justice told LADbible: "Sex offenders released from prison are closely monitored by the police and Probation Service and may be recalled to jail if they breach strict licence conditions."

The glam rock artist found fame in the 1970s with hits 'I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)', 'I Love You Love Me Love' and 'Always Yours'.

But his reputation went down the pot from 1999, as he admitted to possession of child pornography images and was sentenced to four months in prison.

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Topics: UK News