Gary Glitter, the once popular pop star, has been released from prison after serving a 16-year sentence for a series of sexual offences against young girls. The shocking news has left many people with mixed emotions. Some are outraged, while others feel a sense of justice has been served. But what exactly happened to the former glam rocker?
In 1997, Gary Glitter’s music career was at its peak when he was accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage fan. He was later acquitted of all charges, but the allegations damaged his reputation and career. In 1999, he was arrested again on suspicion of downloading child pornography. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to four months in prison.
After his release, Glitter moved to Spain and attempted to revive his career. However, in 2002 he was arrested and extradited to the UK for further investigation. He was charged with a number of sexual offences, including the rape of a 12-year-old girl. He was found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Glitter was released in October 2019 after serving his sentence. He was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and is subject to a number of restrictions. The former pop star has been banned from travelling abroad and is not allowed to contact his victims or anyone under the age of 18.
The release of Gary Glitter has sparked debate about the justice system and its ability to protect vulnerable children. While some feel justice has been served, others argue that the punishment does not fit the crime. Whatever your opinion, it is clear that the former glam rocker has been held accountable for his actions and is now subject to strict monitoring.