Gary Glitter has been despatched again to jail after breaching his licence circumstances, the Probation Service has stated, simply weeks after the paedophile pop star was free of jail.
The disgraced 78-year-old was launched from Dorset’s HMP The Verne in February after serving half of his 16-year sentence for sexually abusing three younger women.
However footage filmed by one other prisoner at his bail hostel emerged this weekend exhibiting Glitter – whose actual identify is Paul Gadd – utilizing a smartphone and speaking about accessing the darkish internet, which permits customers to entry unlawful and violent content material.
Any re-release is now a matter for the Parole Board. A Probation Service spokesperson stated: “Defending the general public is our primary precedence. That’s why we set powerful licence circumstances and when offenders breach them, we don’t hesitate to return them to custody.”
Glitter, initially recognized for a string of hits within the Nineteen Seventies, carried out assaults on the top of his fame on women aged 12 and 13, separating them from their moms by taking them backstage to his dressing room at certainly one of his reveals.
His third sufferer was lower than 10 years outdated when he crept into her mattress and tried to rape her in 1975.
The allegations solely got here to gentle 4 a long time later when Glitter grew to become the primary individual to be arrested beneath Operation Yewtree, the probe launched within the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
He had beforehand been jailed for 4 months after admitting possession of 4,000 baby pornography photos, and was expelled from Cambodia three months later following studies of intercourse crime allegations.
He was then jailed for two-and-a-half years in March 2006 for sexually abusing two women, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam, previous to his conviction within the UK in 2015, when he was discovered responsible of tried rape, illegal sexual activity with a lady beneath 13, and 4 counts of indecent assault.
Following his automated launch in February from HMP The Verne – a low-security class C jail – midway by way of his fixed-term sentence, Glitter was topic to licence circumstances, together with being carefully monitored by the police and Probation Service, and fitted with a GPS tag.
However expectations have been swiftly raised that he could be returned to custody after The Solar on Sunday revealed footage showing to point out Glitter discussing search engines like google and yahoo which defend consumer’s privateness.
“Shall I eliminate this duck duck?” he asks, to which one other voice replies: “Yeah, I wouldn’t trouble utilizing that if I have been you.”
Glitter then asks: “So what do I do subsequent, then? Let’s try to discover this onion. One step at a time.”
He’s believed to have been referring to go looking engine DuckDuckGo, and the encrypted Tor networks, lots of which have .onion URLs, that are used to entry the darkish internet.
“That is extraordinarily disturbing and reveals that he’s making an attempt to entry materials he shouldn’t be accessing,” former detective superintendent Michael Hames, who arrange the Metropolitan Police’s Paedophile Unit, instructed the paper.
Further reporting by PA