After eight years in prison, Gary Glitter, the former British pop musician of the 1970s and 1980s, was released.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, He was sentenced in 2015 to 16 years in prison for child abuse. His victims were two girls aged 12 and 13, whom he assaulted in his dressing room. The youngest was a girl under the age of 10 whom he tried to rape in 1975.
Before being arrested for pedophilia in 2012, the musician served a four-month sentence in 1999 after admitting to possessing 4,000 images of child pornography.
Gadd, now 79, was facing charges of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and sexual intercourse with a minor. Since 2006 he has served almost three years in prison in Vietnam for sexually abusing several girls, after which in 2008 he returned to the UK, where he was placed on the sex offender register.
Paul Gadd was being held at HMP The Verne, a low-security prison in the English county of Dorset. The man will be subject to restrictions for being considered a sex offender.
To Gadd a GPS tag will be placed on you and you will face other restrictionsthe Justice Ministry said in a statement. “If the offender breaches these conditions at any time, he can go back behind bars,” he noted.
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