Jailed Pedophile Gary Glitter Gets COVID Vaccine Before His Victims
Former pop star among elderly sex offenders to receive vaccination
Jailed pedophile Gary Glitter has been given the COVID-19 vaccine before his victims have received theirs, according to reports.
Former pop star 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.
Glitter and his fellow-child abusers also got their jabs before the prison officers who are guarding them.
Some of those considered a "priority" for the vaccine have been jailed for "horrific crimes," sources reportedly told The Sun
However, the prisoners were not being prioritized ahead of the general public or ordinary elderly Britons, sources told the outlet.
People with pre-existing conditions and those aged over 70 should be among the first to get a vaccination, according to official guidelines.
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.
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 offenses 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 pedophile offenses for the 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 the Hollywood film The Joker.
Last year, the Mail on Sunday reported how a woman who was abused by Glitter when she was aged just 10 was suing him for compensation.
She was repeatedly abused by the depraved singer when an aunt took her to his home in the Vietnamese city of Vung Tau in 2005.
A year later Glitter was convicted of molesting her and a 12-year-old girl after she gave evidence at his trial.
A woman sexually abused by Gary Glitter when she was just ten years old is suing the pedophile pop star for compensation.
The victim, believed to be the youngest child molested by Glitter during his time overseas, was repeatedly abused by the depraved singer when an aunt took her to his home in the Vietnamese coastal city of Vung Tau in 2005.
A year later, the victim gave evidence at Glitter's trial – he was convicted of molesting her and a 12-year-old girl and jailed for three years.
During his career, glam rock star Glitter had a dozen UK Top Ten singles and sold more than 20million records.