Pop paedophile Gary Glitter, 76, is one of a host of elderly prisoners ‘given Covid jab before guards and victims’
- Was reportedly among elderly sex offenders who were given vaccine last week
- Glitter is held at HMP The Verne, in Portland, Dorset, following 2015 conviction
- People aged over 70 and those deemed vulnerable are first in line for jab
Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter has reportedly had a coronavirus jab before his victims and the prison officers who are guarding him have had theirs.
Glitter, 76, was reportedly among a host of elderly sex offenders who were given a vaccine last week at HMP The Verne, in Portland, Dorset.
Sources told The Sun that the prisoners were not being prioritised ahead of the general public or ordinary elderly Britons.
People aged over 70 and those with pre-existing conditions should be among the first to get a jab, according to official guidelines.
Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter has reportedly had a coronavirus jab before his victims and the prison officers who are guarding him have had theirs
Glitter, 76, was among a host of elderly sex offenders who were given a vaccine last week at HMP The Verne, in Portland Dorset
Speaking of the sex offenders, a source told The Sun: ‘Many have been jailed in recent years for horrific crimes dating back decades.
‘You have some prisons where there’s a significant group of elderly sex offenders all in their 70s and 80s. Because of their age, they will get the vaccine first.’
‘But if you’re a prison officer looking after Glitter and you haven’t had the jab, you’re not going to be happy.’
A government spokesman said: ‘Prisoners are being vaccinated at the same time as the general public and in line with the priority groups set out by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.’
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, is serving 16 years behind bars for attempted rape, indecent assault and having sex with a child aged under 13.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, is serving 16 years behind bars for attempted rape, indecent assault and having sex with a child aged under 13
The pop star has been held at The Verne since 2018 and could be eligible for parole this year.
He was first jailed in 1999 after pleading guilty to 54 offences of making indecent photographs of children under 16.
The singer was disgraced two years previously when a computer technician discovered thousands of child porn images on his laptop while servicing it.
Glitter was then jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for sexually abusing two Vietnamese girls, who were aged 10 and 11.
After being released in 2008, he was found guilty of paedophile offences for a third time in 2015 and was jailed for 16 years.
It was reported in 2019 that the singer was blocked from receiving royalties after his 1972 hit Rock and Roll Part Two was used in Hollywood film The Joker.
GARY GLITTER: PAEDO POP STAR
Gary Glitter sold 18million records before he was found to be a paedophile
May 8, 1944 – Gary Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – is born in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Never knowing his father, he was brought up by his grandmother and young mother. Aged 10, he and his brother were taken into care.
July 1963 – Glitter marries Ann Murton. They have a son and daughter. They divorce in 1972
1975 – Despite selling 18 million records, towards the end of the decade he is declared bankrupt.
November 1997 – Glitter is disgraced when a computer engineer discovers thousands of child porn images on his 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 subsequently travels to Spain and then Cuba. He has a son with Yudenia Sosa Martinez on the Caribbean island.
2002 – The pervert is kicked out of Cambodia after facing allegations of sex crimes and moves to Thailand. From there he goes 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’ imprisonment.
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 Met’s Operation Yewtree – the investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. He is charged with 10 sexual offences.
February 5, 2015 – He is found guilty of attempted rape, sex with a child under the age of 13 and four counts of indecent assault.
February 27 – Glitter is jailed for 16 years and faces spending the rest of his life in prison.
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