So Gary Glitter can\’t go on his hols:
But the court heard he had not attended any of the treatment programs recommended to help him curb his behaviour and a psychiatrist said he may reoffend again in the future.
District Judge Timothy Workman said: \”Whilst his desire to leave the UK may have reduced in the last year he has made it clear it was his intention to leave the UK permanently.
\”If he were to do so, not having had any treatment, there would be a substantial risk that he would avoid sexual monitoring regimes and could move easily and without detection around the EU.
\”Visiting France near the Spanish border, away from the monitoring regime and possibly the intrusive press interest, could prove a very powerful incentive not to return.
\”Whilst I do not exclude the possibility of such holidays in years to come I\’m satisfied that at the present time Mr Gadd\’s behaviour, exhibited in his desire to live abroad and not to undertake any treatment, is such that I consider it necessary to make an order for the purpose of protecting children from serious sexual harm.
\”In the absence of any treatment the risks to children would be enhanced.\”
He said the order would ban Glitter from travelling to any country in the EU for the next six months.
Not quite sure what the opposite of \”exile\” is, but he seems to have been sentenced to it on no more than the say so of a psychiatrist.
Yes, I know he\’s done jail time in Vietnam and so on, but sentence to a punishment on the possibility that you might do something (even if as here with a trial) is a little discomfitting, no?