BREAKING: Gary Glitter has been FREED from jail after serving half of his 16-year sentence for sexually abusing three schoolgirlsBy Dan Sales For Mailonline
Published: 10:22, 3 February 2023 | Updated: 10:28, 3 February 2023
Disgraced paedophile Gary Glitter has been released from prison.
The shamed pop star, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for sex crimes against a girl under 13.
Glitter has three days to register his name with his local police station.
He must tell authorities seven days in advance of any foreign travel, and officers can veto any trip if they fear a risk of further offences taking place.
The sex predator will also have to wear a tag and tell police if he enters into a relationship with someone who has a child under 18.
Disgraced paedophile Gary Glitter has been this morning released from prison
The shamed pop star, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for sex crimes against a girl under 13
The Ministry of Justice said freed sex offenders are monitored by the police and Probation Service and may be jailed again if they breach strict conditions.
It follows reports that Glitter’s 17-year-old daughter works gruelling 12-hour shifts in a poultry factory in Vietnam.
Truc Ly’s mother Tran Thi Kim Oanh said: ‘He should take responsibility and help her, but I don’t think he ever will.’
Truc Ly said: ‘I miss my school and my friends but it’s too late for me to go back to school even if I wanted to. I just want to look after my mum now.’
Glitter was freed in 2008 and returned to Britain, where he was jailed again in 2015 for child sex abuse dating back to the 1970s
How Glitter was exposed as a paedophile November 1997 – A computer engineer discovers thousands of child porn images on Glitter’s laptop while servicing it.
November 1999 – Glitter is jailed for four months after pleading guilty to 54 offences of making indecent photographs of children under 16.
January 2000 – After serving two months in prison, the singer is freed and travels to Spain and then Cuba.
February 2001 – Glitter has a son with Yudenia Sosa Martinez on the Caribbean island.
2002 – He is kicked out of Cambodia after facing allegations of sex crimes and moves to Thailand, before going on to the Vietnamese coastal resort of Vung Tau.
March 2006 – The shamed singer is convicted of sexually abusing two Vietnamese girls, aged 10 and 11, 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 charged with eight counts of sexual offences, which later becomes 10 counts.
January 2015 – Glitter goes on trial at Southwark Crown Court.
February 2015 – He is found guilty of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13. Glitter is jailed for 16 years.
February 3 2023 – The now 70-year-old is released from HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset, after eight years behind bars.
Asked about pastimes, Truc Ly said: ‘I don’t have time. I’m always working. I get up, I work, I eat, I shower, then go to bed at 9pm.’
She works at an industrial complex near the Cambodian border, doing all the overtime she can and giving half her salary to her mother in child labour that was illegal until she turned 17 last month.
Teachers said Truc Ly was destined for university but she dropped out at 12 when her family could no longer afford school fees.
She moved 300 miles to work alongside her mother at the factory, using a forged ID card to secure her job three years ago.
She sticks labels on packets of processed chicken, some for British stores, from 7am to 7pm daily. Her mother Oanh, a former bar girl, was Glitter’s girlfriend before he was jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for molesting girls aged ten and 11.
He had been arrested after The Mail on Sunday confronted him and reported him to police.
He was freed in 2008 and returned to Britain, where he was jailed again in 2015 for child sex abuse dating back to the 1970s.
He severed contact with heavily pregnant Oanh, then 24, when she asked him to pay her maternity bills weeks before his arrest, sending her home by bus with a bundle of banknotes worth £100.
He did not respond to her letters asking him to take a DNA test and pay for Truc Ly to stay at school.
Oanh had a Vietnamese boyfriend at the time she was sleeping with Glitter but he took one look at Truc Ly in hospital and walked out on her, saying: ‘That’s not my baby. She looks like a Westerner.’
After Glitter was jailed in Britain in 2015, Oanh wrote another unanswered letter asking him to pay for her to stay on in school, saying: ‘You would be very proud of her.’
When he walks free from jail, Glitter faces compensation claims from the women he raped as young girls in Vietnam 18 years ago.
Glitter, born Paul Gadd, has property holdings including a £2 million central London flat which is nominally owned by a limited company controlled by a former associate.
He also receives digital streaming royalties adding up to thousands of pounds each month.