Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was arrested as he tried to leave Vietnam for Bangkok via Tan Son Hnat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, after police started searching for him in connection with allegations about his relationships with two teenage girls.
If he is imprisoned, the former singer will find Vietnamese jails very different from Horfield Prison in Bristol, where he served two months in 1999 for possessing “hard-core, sick and degrading” images of children. Vietnamese jails are notorious for their squalor, harsh treatment of prisoners and lack of attention to sanitation, hygiene and food.
Even if he is not prosecuted in Vietnam, Glitter could face charges in this country if he ever returned under Britain’s “sex tourism” laws — the Sex Offences Act 1996.
Last November ten people were publicly executed by firing squad in front of 1,000 people in Nam Ding province.
Each victim received five shots to the body and one final bullet to the head, but the Government is now considering a more “mechanised” method to bypass the “trembling hand syndrome” suffered by members of some of the firing squads.
Glitter was sentenced to four months in jail in Britain, but served only two, after admitting downloading more than 4,000 images of children, some as young as two, on his laptop computer. The pictures showed boys and girls being sexually abused, tortured, bound, gagged and blindfolded.
Let Charlie deal with him, for once. Southeast Asia needs to drain the swamp of these Western perverts who come trawling for underage children.
Source: The Times Online