Disgraced former glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been released from prison after serving half of his sentence.
The 78-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sent to prison for 16 years in 2015 for sexually abusing three girls aged 13, 12 and 10.
He was released from HMP The Verne in Dorset, England on Friday after serving eight years, according to the PA media agency. increase.
A Department of Justice spokesperson said, “Sex offenders like Paul Gudd are closely monitored by police and probation offices and face the toughest licensing requirements, including wearing GPS tags. If they violate these terms at any point, they can go back to jail.”
Gad was arrested in 2012 as part of Operation Youtree, a police investigation into historic sex crimes, and has since been charged with one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sex with a girl under the age of 13, and four counts of lewd assault. Convicted of a crime. .
Gad found success in the 70’s and 80’s with hits like I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am) and I Love You Love Me Love. However, his career was effectively ended after he was sentenced to four months in prison in 1999 after he admitted to possessing 4,000 items of child pornography.
In 2006, he was convicted of sexually abusing two underage girls in Vietnam and spent two and a half years in prison before being deported.