Gary Glitter Faces Parole Board In Hope Of Prison Release

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Disgraced musician Gary Glitter has appeared before the parole board this week, in a bid to be released from prison.

The convicted paedophile whose real name is Paul Gadd was jailed for 16 years in February 2015, for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.

Glitter was convicted of attacking two young girls backstage in his dressing room, after separating them from their mother. They were aged 13 and 12 years old.

He was jailed for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and for having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

One of his convictions was for creeping into the bed of a young girl under the age of 10, before attempting to rape her.

At his sentencing, Judge Alistair McCreath stated that he could find “no real evidence” that Paul Gadd had shown any remorse for his crimes.

“hasn’t been given any opportunity”

In March 2023, Gary Glitter was returned to custody, having broken his bail licence conditions, a month after he was released.

It has been reported from several outlets, that Glitter aka Paul Gadd appeared in front of a parole panel yesterday (January 24), where they will consider whether or not to release him.

Specialist abuse lawyer Richard Scorer also represents one of Glitter’s victims.

Mr Scorer also stated that the board would not hear or read his letter, explaining Glitter’s “total lack of remorse”. 

“She hasn’t been given any opportunity to read her witness impact statement,” Scorer insisted.

“We tried to write to the Parole Board regarding Glitter’s lack of remorse. We were told that our letter could not be placed before them directly but the information could be included in the Probation Service’s report to the board”. 

He continued, “We do not know what information has in fact been provided to the panel hearing regarding the matter today – the process is shrouded in secrecy despite previous promises from the Parole Board to adopt a more open approach”.

“appalling” 

Mr Scorer had previously claimed that his client had also brought damages claim against Glitter.

This claim details “the appalling sexual assaults which he committed on her when she was 12 years old”, according to Scorer.

He also added that Glitter had “deliberately making the process more stressful and traumatic” for his client, explaining: “This behaviour demonstrates Gadd’s total lack of remorse”. 

Mr Scorer also said that this information would be included in a report ahead of that parole hearing.

He concluded, “I hope the board take this matter very seriously as it is yet more evidence of Gadd’s lack of remorse, and contempt for his victims,”. 

The decisions of these parole boards are usually made public 14 days after the hearing, once their are no adjournments in the case.