Gary Glitter to walk free from jail in weeks after serving half his 16-year term

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    Paedo pop star Gary Glitter is set to be released from jail within weeks after serving just half his 16-year term for child sex offences.

    The disgraced glam rock star, 78, is likely to be tagged upon his release, but still has millions in the bank and could live in his London apartment, it is reported.

    Glitter was caged in 2015 for sex attacks on three girls aged eight to 13 by a judge who said he would have jailed him for longer if he was allowed.

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    But because his sentence was a determinate term – a fixed period that cannot be reviewed – the Parole Board is not involved.

    A source reportedly told The Sun: “He is free to walk.”

    A ministry of Justice insider last night confirmed he would be released early next year.

    Parole chiefs can block a prisoner's release if they believe they still pose a risk to the public.

    But sources say that despite his appalling crimes, Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – has been a model prisoner and will be freed as early as February.

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    A source told The Sun: "Glitter has kept his nose clean in prison and toed the line and now his sentence is almost over.

    "The nature of his determinate sentence means the case won't go to the Parole Board.

    “It simply means that as soon as his sentence is over, he is free to walk out of the prison gates."

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    Glitter was sentenced at Southwark crown court for "depraved and dreadful crimes" against fans in February 2015.

    The offences, from 1975 to 1980, included sex with a girl under 13, attempting to rape an eight-year-old, and repeatedly molesting a third girl.

    Judge Alistair McCreath said he wished he could have jailed the pervert for longer but was constrained by sentencing guidelines for offences in the 1970s.

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    Glitter spent most of his sentence at HMP The Verne in Dorset, but is said to be in an open prison preparing for release.

    In 2006, he was jailed for three years in Vietnam for attacks there. He was released in 2008.

    And in 1999, he was jailed for four months for possessing 4,000 indecent images of children.

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