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Gary Glitter's son hopes to finally meet his father now he's been released from prison

Gary Glitter's son hopes to finally meet his father now he's been released from prison

The 78-year-old was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls

Gary Glitter's son wants to meet his father in person after the pop star was released from prison.

The paedophile singer was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.

He left HMP The Verne, a category C jail in Portland, Dorset, on Friday 3 February, after eight years behind bars.

The disgraced popstar - whose real name is Paul Gadd - only served half of his sentence and is subject to strict licence conditions.

The 78-year-old is currently being held in a bail hostel in the UK

Gary Glitter's son wants to meet his father in person now he's been released from prison.
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His son, Gary Pantoja Sosa, says the pair have regularly been keeping in touch on the phone and he hopes to now meet him in person at some point.

The tattoo artist, who lives in Gran Canaria, Spain, says his father 'has lots of energy and is always very positive'.

In an interview with MailOnline, the 21-year-old said: "I have never met my father in person, because that has never been possible, but we speak on the phone all the time.

"Whenever I speak to him, he is in good spirits."

He added: "I never get the impression that he is depressed. I hope we will get to meet each other finally.

"My dream is that we will live in the same country. I don't know how we will make that happen, but we have talked about it, and it's possible I will live with my father.

"I know it is dangerous for him in Britain, as there is so much hatred towards him, so we will need to keep a low profile and stay somewhere out of the way.

"I feel in my heart we will see each other soon."

Gary Glitter pictured in January 2000.
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A Ministry of Justice spokesman said Glitter will 'face some of the strictest licence conditions, including being fitted with a GPS tag'.

“If the offender breaches these conditions at any point, they can go back behind bars,” they added.

Glitter attacked two girls, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room and isolating them from their mothers.

His third victim was less than 10 years old when he crept into her bed and tried to rape her in 1975.

The allegations only came to light nearly 40 years later when Glitter became the first person to be arrested under Operation Yewtree – the investigation launched by the Metropolitan Police in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Glitter was jailed for four months back in 1999 after he admitted to possessing 4,000 child pornography images.

Three years later, he was expelled from Cambodia amid reports of sex crime allegations. And in March 2006, he was convicted of sexually abusing two girls, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam, and spent two-and-a-half years in prison.

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