Newest Members
mossTI, E35, 1975, Lucy, StacyR
12337 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Who's Online
3 registered (tbkkfile, 2 invisible), 19 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
12337 Members
74 Forums
63420 Topics
443378 Posts

Max Online: 418 @ 07/02/12 07:29 AM
Twitter
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#85428 - 01/07/03 05:41 PM Nowhere to run
Lloydy Offline
Administrator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Tuesday January 7, 07:43 PM

Gary Glitter deported from Cambodia


LONDON (Reuters) - Former glam rock star Gary Glitter, convicted of child pornography offences in 1999, has been deported from Cambodia after being arrested in the country.

Glitter, who had set up home last year in the Cambodia -- a country with a reputation as a safe haven for child sex offenders -- was detained on December 26 and deported on December 28 after spending two days in prison, the Foreign Office said.

"We can confirm that he was deported from Cambodia," a Foreign Office spokesman told Reuters.

Foreign Office officials were unable to say exactly why Glitter had been detained and then deported.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was flown to Thailand, according to UK media reports. His lawyers are understood to be challenging the deportation.

After the 58-year-old was detained, the decision to deport him was taken by the Cambodian authorities with no involvement from British officials, the Foreign Office said.

Glitter was sentenced in Britain in 1999 to four months in prison for downloading child pornography from the Internet.

The 1970s pop icon caused a storm of controversy last May when he was found setting up home in Cambodia, whose notoriously lax judicial system and weak law enforcement have created its reputation as a safe haven for child sex offenders.

Although he committed no crimes in Cambodia, the impoverished Southeast Asian nation's minister for woman's affairs led a campaign to kick Glitter out on the grounds his presence sullied the country's image.

He left Cambodia at the end of May, and was widely believed to have gone to Vietnam, although this was never confirmed.

He turned up again in Phnom Penh late last year and stayed as a tourist in an unidentified guest house

************************************************

Hopefully other countries will follow the example of Cambodia and begin to clean their act up, although they have a long way to go.

But the expulsion of this creep is a start,although I had hoped he would be extradited back to the UK where new laws would mean he could be tried for his crimes abroad.

Dave

_________________________
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

Top
#85429 - 01/07/03 05:59 PM Re: Nowhere to run
Mark S Offline
Member

Registered: 08/25/02
Posts: 130
Loc: England
Dave.

I must say I was surprised that Cambodia deported Glitter. I agree it really is about time ALL countries took the care of their children more seriously.

Rather than have him trawl the world looking for a suitable place to set up home and start offending again, maybe the U.K. government should have sort his extradition to our country so he could have been tried here. Maybe the worlds goverments should take a more proactive role in keeping tabs of it's sex offenders and where they re-offend take the responsibilty for their CUSTODIAL sentances. The country where the offence took place could still try the offender, but why should it be their responsibility to keep our dregs locked up?

Mark


Top
#85430 - 01/07/03 06:41 PM Re: Nowhere to run
Wuamei Offline
Member

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...
It's enuf to make me shudder every time I hear "Rock N Roll Part II"!

BTW Dave's post title is also the title of a pretty good hit song by Martha & the Vandellas.

I pray for the day when there will be "nowhere to run, nowhere to hide," for any perp, and they will all have to "face the music." \:o

Victor

_________________________
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

Top
#85431 - 01/08/03 07:42 AM Re: Nowhere to run
Lloydy Offline
Administrator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Martha & the Vandellas - now you're talking Vic'.

Years ago I was DJ and I played mainly Motown, Stax, any soul and R&B stuff.
Still got a pile of it here, although a lot was stolen.

Dave

_________________________
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

Top
#85432 - 01/08/03 10:56 AM Re: Nowhere to run
Wuamei Offline
Member

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...
Dave:

If I had back the money I've spent on albums, 8-tracks (remember those?), and 45's I've had lost or stolen (and some I threw away!), well... I'd have probably blown it by now anyway! Oh well. :rolleyes:

I love good soul music; some R&B too. How about Diana Ross & The Supremes?--and I still say she was better with them than without them, just IMNSHOFWIW!

Victor

_________________________
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

Top
#85433 - 01/11/03 05:00 PM Re: Nowhere to run
Archnut Offline
Member

Registered: 10/26/02
Posts: 343
Loc: United Kingdom
Talking of Gary Glitter and the importance of The Bell Record Label

The sh*t is really going to hit the fan when Chris Denning returns to the United Kingdom as unfortunately he was deported (to a country of his choice) from the Czech Republic even though the Home office did try to get him back to answer charges of Child Sexual Abuse.

Chris Denning was head of Bell records UK promotion dept whose acts included Gary Glitter, The Bay City Rollers (produced by Jonathan King) and managed by Tam Patton. Is this a coincidence. Denning was also second in command of Kings UK records label untill King got wind of a possible police investigation....there are still one hell of a lot of abusers out there in the music industry especailly those that have histories spanning three or four decades

I just hope that Pete Townshends statement backs him up....but a man with his itelligence surely!

Its a very long story

Talking of Motown Marvyn Gaye and Tammi Terrells "Youre all i need to get by" is perhaps the finest record ever made as is Gladys Knight and The Pips version of "Just walk in my shoes".

And all that was left was hope

Kirk


Top
#85434 - 01/11/03 06:05 PM Re: Nowhere to run
Wuamei Offline
Member

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...
Wow Kirk you really did your homework. Thanks for the info.

BTW what's this about Pete Townshend?...

Victor

_________________________
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

Top
#85435 - 01/11/03 08:15 PM Re: Nowhere to run
Lloydy Offline
Administrator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Breaking news over here - Pete Townsend guitarist with The Who is one of those rounded up in the big US / UK / European operation that is still ongoing - the people who were stupid enough to use a credit card on a child porn site !

Townsend has issued a statement that he was investigating the site as part of work he was doing to prevent child abuse. He also said he might have been abused as a child himself and that he does use porn extensivly.

He's also one of my musical heroes, and I hope what he say's is true - stupid maybe - who knows?

What Kirk's saying about the Bell record label has all the makings of a story about to burst as well, it appears that there are more names to come from that area.

But what a rich area for perps the music industry is, when we were kids the bands were heroes to us.
I idolized Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison at that time.

And if you want a very good and funny read about the whole idolization thing read Danny Sugerman's book Wonderland Avenue about how a teenager became the manager of the Doors and Iggy Pop.
The old expression of sex, drugs and rock and roll don't do it justice, the part where he loses control of a car and drives trough someones roof is pure Spinal Tap, but it's listed as an autobiography.

Dave

_________________________
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

Top
#85436 - 01/11/03 09:48 PM Re: Nowhere to run
Wuamei Offline
Member

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...
Dave thanks for the info. Boy does that stuff about Pete Townsend give me mixed feelings! Damn!

Victor

_________________________
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

Top
#85437 - 01/12/03 09:54 AM Re: Nowhere to run
Lloydy Offline
Administrator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
The Sunday Times - Britain

January 12, 2003

I’m no paedophile, pleads rock star Townshend
David Leppard
SCOTLAND YARD’S paedophile squad was yesterday preparing to question Pete Townshend, the rock star, after he said he had viewed child pornography on the internet.

Townshend, the lead guitarist with the Who whose songs include The Kids Are Alright and My Generation, said he had once used a credit card to access a pay-per-view child pornography website.

He said he was doing research for a campaign against child abuse and that he was writing a childhood autobiography.

In a statement he said: “I am not a paedophile. I have never entered chat rooms on the internet to converse with children.

I have to the contrary been shocked, angry and vocal (especially on my website) about the explosion of advertised paedophilic images on the internet.

“I have been writing my childhood autobiography for the past seven years. I believe I was sexually abused between the age of five and six-and-a- half when in the care of my maternal grandmother who was mentally ill at the time.”

He accused American banks and credit card companies of making millions of pounds out of pornography. However he added: “On one occasion I used a credit card to enter a site advertising child porn. I did this purely to see what was there.

I spoke informally to a friend who is a lawyer and reported what I’d seen.”

Townshend, 57, who is married with three children, decided to speak out after it emerged that Scotland Yard was investigating an unnamed internationally famous rock star who was alleged to have used child pornography on the internet. He said he had always been interested in adult pornography: “I have used it all my life.” However, he said he would never condone the exploitation of children.

For the past two months the police inquiry into the Who star — who conceived the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia — has been a closely guarded secret.

Townshend was unaware of it until news of the inquiry leaked yesterday. The probe began when Townshend’s credit card details and e-mail address appeared on a list of 7,200 names passed to the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) by the US authorities as part of a criminal investigation.

The unit has been investigating 2,000 people on the list in the London area. They have decided to arrest every one of them and had planned to raid Townshend’s home in a few weeks’ time. But they wanted to carry out exhaustive background checks to make sure there had been no mistake.

Senior Scotland Yard officers held an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss their next move. It is thought likely they will want formally to question Townshend. Forensic experts will want to examine the hard disks on his computers.

*******************

Some of the other newspapers are crucyfing him already.

I'll try to get his full statement.

Dave

_________________________
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >


Moderator:  Chase Eric, ModTeam 

I agree that my access and use of the MaleSurvivor discussion forums and chat room is subject to the terms of this Agreement. AND the sole discretion of MaleSurvivor.
I agree that my use of MaleSurvivor resources are AT-WILL, and that my posting privileges may be terminated at any time, and for any reason by MaleSurvivor.