Fucking great gig. He threw a rose into the crowd and i caught it and have it to this day. I still have the ticket stub also.
He didn't wink or leer at me.
I was a very pretty boy at 19 and can still pass for 25 so if he did like boys he would've been all over me.
After the gig the whole crowd sang his songs walking down the street. Magic.
Can't believe noone has posted this yet -
But - and don't bite my head off here - the crime is so contentious that sometimes i think this. There's no way your average paedo isn't aware that he/she is doing something that most people would happily seem them burnt at the stake for if they got caught. Yet they still do it. That compunction must be SO strong that sometimes i think that they cannot help themselves - they literally do not have a choice. Then if you agree with that statement does that mean they should be punished OR we accept that it is currently an incurable sickness and treat them accordingly until they can be "cured"?
As for GG, it's a bit rich that everybody gets all het up about him, when Bill Wyman, who openly admitted doing a 13yo Mandy Smith, and Pete "research purposes, honest!" Townshend get played daily.
And the Mamas and Papas, one of those blokes was doing his daughter hillbilly style IIRC.
Paedophile watch | From the Guardian | The Guardian
It looks like their recidivism rate is not as high as people previously thought and 70% were known to be victims themselves. No excuse mind but I am not sure public castration with a rusty blunt instrument for the joy of the mob is the answer either.
This sounds more like it though:
"A missing piece in the current legislative jigsaw is an indeterminate sentence for dangerous offenders, which would mean that sex offenders could be held in custody for as long as they pose a risk, rather than being released when their sentence ends, regardless of the danger they pose. This is being considered by the government in the case of those with a dangerous personality disorder."
reports the BBC) he denied the charges of unspecified "lewd acts" in Vietnam, claiming it was a conspiracy to get compensation out of him (which was paid).
There are some proper monsters out there who deserve the hate they receive but honestly I never thought Glitter was in that class by a long way, and even something of a victim of tabloid frenzy when others (as Bigjawa says) were treated considerably more lightly.
These people are of no benefit to society, have ruined lives and can never really pay for what they have done so they should die.
Didn't Townshend curry some favour with the public as he'd been abused himself as a child? Purchasing paedo pics for research, yeah righto.