IN 2015, Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
The former popstar suffered a spectacular fall from grace and is now a convicted paedophile.
Who is Gary Glitter and what were his crimes?
Garry Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, is a former singer and convicted paedophile who is 77-years-old.
Born in 1944, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, he found fame at the age of 28 when he joined the emerging glam rock scene under the name Gary Glitter.
His songs included I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am), I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours – and by 1975 he had sold 18 million records.
Glitter's paedophilia first came to light in 1997 when he was caught with 4,000 images of child sexual abuse.
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He was first jailed in 1999 for downloading images of child abuse.
Glitter was then caged in Vietnam in 2006 for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12 before being released in 2008.
The singer was then jailed in the UK in 2015 for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
Glitter is thought to be worth between £1million and £6million.
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His songs are believed to be blacklisted on all UK radio stations, but there are stations in the US that still play them – letting him rake in up to £250,000 a year.
It was reported in 2013 Glitter stood to earn £1million in royalties from Oasis track Hello, which uses a sample of his lyrics.
He also made £300,000 after his music featured in the Oscar-nominated trailer for Silver Linings Playbook.
The inclusion of 1972 hit Rock and Roll Part 2 in the 2019 Joker film earned him hundreds of thousands.
He is believed to own a flat in London that he rents out.
Where is Gary Glitter in prison?
Glitter is being held in a "cushy prison" for sex offenders, The Sun revealed.
He resides in HMP The Verne which has had a £3.3million makeover to become a Category C jail solely to house perverts.
Prisoners reportedly have 20-inch flatscreen TVs and tea making facilities in their own cells and are allowed to walk freely around their wing 24 hours a day.
A source previously told The Sun: “It’s like a holiday camp in there. To think some of these people have raped children, the public would be disgusted to see how they live.
“Because it’s all sex offenders together they feel safe and there is no trouble.
“They are given special privileges because they are older prisoners who are deemed to be well behaved.”
The Verne is on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.
It was turned into an immigration removal centre in 2013 and ran until 2017 when it was converted back to a prison
Could Gary Glitter be released from prison?
Glitter was expected to die in jail due to the length of his sentence, or be released in 2031.
But in October 2021 there was reports that he could be put on day release and work in the community, and would be eligible for full release by February 2023.
However, these reports have not been confirmed and Glitter remains locked up.
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