Family furious and worried for children’s safety after Gary Glitter moved in next door
A family was horrified to learn that released pedophile Gary Glitter had been moved next door, forcing them to have a serious discussion with their young children about the dangers of talking to strangers.
The embarrassed pop star, 78, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was released from prison last week, eight years after he was jailed for child sex crimes committed against three schoolgirls.
He was transferred to a bail hostel in the south of England surrounded by 10 schools, where sources at the center said he was receiving VIP treatment and being kept away from other residents.
Father Jonathan Wilson said dorsetlive The entire community was ‘pretty excited’ when they heard that Glitter had moved.
“This is enemy number one, and they’ve released it into the community,” he said. “Our children play in the woods behind their property, and we had to tell our children not to talk to them, not to go near anyone there.”
Mr. Wilson’s children are three, four and seven years old.
A family was horrified to learn that released pedophile Gary Glitter had moved in next door
Glitter was jailed in 2015 for child sexual abuse dating back to the 1970s
“You would think these people would be moved to the middle of a field, not where the children are.”
After word of Glitter’s location spread online, vigilantes arrived within hours and yelled at passing motorists outside the hostel: ‘Watch out, Glitter’s there!’
A man shook the security gates and attempted to scale the fence before four police cars arrived and spoke to the two men and one woman.
After being spoken to by the officers, one of the protesters told MailOnline: “People are not happy that we put a nonce like Glitter here, there are a lot of schools around here.”
Glitter has been categorized as a ‘tier 3’ offender.
It means you are still seen as ‘dangerous’ and ‘capable of serious harm’ and will need senior probation staff to monitor you.
Gary Glitter’s hostel is located in an undisclosed location in the south of England.
The police were stationed outside the hostel on bail after the vigilantes arrived.
Vigilantes who live near a bail hostel that now houses notorious pop pedophile Gary Glitter had a heated exchange with police yesterday afternoon after trying to storm the facility.
Any breach of the conditions of her license would see Glitter face an instant return to jail.
The embarrassed pop idol was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for sexual offenses against three girls ages eight to 13.
Because he was sentenced to a fixed term, he did not have to appear before the Parole Board.
Probation officers can block a prisoner’s release if they believe he or she still poses a risk to the public.
Glitter was one of the UK’s biggest glam rock stars of the 1970s and a familiar face on the BBC’s chart-topping television show Top of the Pops. She had a string of hits, including three UK number 1 singles: I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am!), I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours.
By 1975 it had sold 18 million records, but by the end of the decade it filed for bankruptcy.
He returned with his hit single Dance Me Up in 1984.
Glitter’s dramatic fall from grace began in 1997 when he took a laptop to a PC World branch in Bristol for repairs.
An engineer found child abuse images on the hard drive.
Two years later, the singer was jailed for four months after police found a total of 4,000 images in a subsequent investigation.
Glitter emigrated upon her release, before being expelled from Cambodia in 2002 amid allegations of sexual offences.
Four years later he was jailed in neighboring Vietnam for sexually abusing two girls, one of them just ten years old.
She escaped serious charges of child rape, which carried a death sentence, and returned to the UK in 2008.
He was forced to sign the sex offender register, but was arrested yet again in 2012 at his multi-million dollar home in Westminster.
The self-styled vigilantes, who arrived in a BMW, yelled at passing motorists outside the hostel: ‘Watch out, Glitter’s there!’
Police described him as a “habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status he was given”.
Police would later describe him as a “habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status he was given”.
And in 2015 he was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one for having sex with a girl under 13 in the 1970s and 1980s.
Handing down the sentence, Judge Alistair McCreath said he could find “no real evidence” that Glitter had atoned for his crimes.
The judge said: “It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this appalling behaviour.”
He added: “You did real and lasting harm to everyone and you did it for no other reason than to obtain sexual gratification for yourself of a totally improper kind.”
In June 2021 it was revealed that Glitter had been given the green light for freedom.
One of his child victims in Vietnam, whom he sexually abused when she was just ten years old, said at the time: “He will always be a terrible danger to girls.”
‘It’s terrifying to think that soon I could be free. I still have nightmares about what he did to me.
Glitter no longer owns the master rights to their songs, which means they no longer receive royalties.
In 2019, his song Rock and Roll Part 2 was featured in the hit movie The Joker, but the rights holders insisted he would receive no royalties.
Glitter unmasked as a pedophile after fame
November 1997 – A computer engineer discovers thousands of child pornography images on Glitter’s laptop while repairing it.
November 1999 – Glitter is jailed for four months after pleading guilty to 54 counts of taking indecent photographs of children under the age of 16.
January 2000 – After serving two months in prison, the singer is released and travels to Spain and then to Cuba.
February 2001 – Glitter has a son with Yudenia Sosa Martínez on the Caribbean island.
2002 – He is deported from Cambodia after facing sexual offense charges and moves to Thailand, before going to the Vietnamese seaside resort of Vung Tau.
March 2006 – The shamed singer is convicted of sexually abusing two Vietnamese girls, ages ten and eleven, and sentenced to three years in prison.
August 2008 – Glitter is ordered to return to the UK after spending two and a half years in jail.
October 2012 – Glitter becomes the first person to be arrested under the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree.
June 2014 – The singer is accused of eight counts of sexual crimes, which later become ten counts.
February 2015 – He is found guilty of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual relations with a girl under 13 years of age. Glitter is jailed for 16 years.
February 3, 2023 – The now 78-year-old is released from HMP The Verne.