PAEDOPHILE pop star Gary Glitter could be allowed to move from his current prison on Portland to an open prison ‘within weeks’, it has been reported.

One of his victims has revealed her horror at reports that he could be released from HMP The Verne and said he would ‘always be a terrible danger to young girls’.

The singer, real name Paul Gadd, was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for indecently assaulting young girls.

But according to reports he could be eligible for day release within weeks.

However probation staff could still decide to keep him in prison if they believe him to be a risk to children. 

And even if he is released he would still be under conditions and eligible to recall until his full 16 year sentence has been served. He will also remain on the sex offenders' register for life.

Glitter was jailed for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.

He denied doing so. But, after a trial, he was found guilty sentenced for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13.

The court heard Glitter had been at the height of his pop star fame when he attacked two of the girls, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room.

His youngest victim had been less than 10 years old when he crept into her bed and tried to rape her in 1975.

His paedophilia first came to light in 1997 when he was caught with 4,000 images of child sexual abuse.

Glitter was later deported from Cambodia on suspected child sexual abuse charges, before settling in Vietnam.

In 2006, in Vietnam, he was jailed for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12.

After serving his sentence in Vietnam, Glitter was deported back to the UK.

He was later arrested under Operation Yewtree.

But, having now served seven years in prison, last week, it has been reported that Glitter was formally told by governors at The Verne that he had been earmarked for a move to open prison.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is believed to have the power to block the move.

In February, it emerged that Glitter had been given a coronavirus jab before his victims and the prison officers who are guarding him.

Later that month there was a Covid outbreak at the prison, causing a spike in the local infection figures.

120 inmates at the Category C prison had tested positive in the outbreak.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said the MoJ is unable to comment on the individual circumstances of prisoners.