Pedophile Pop Star Holes Up in Airport Hotel
Facing crackdown in London, Glitter hunkers down in Bangkok
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2008 8:46 AM CDT
British rocker Gary Glitter was freed from prison in Vietnam Tuesday. He was deported but is refusing to return to Britain.    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
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(Newser) – Former rock star Gary Glitter, released after 27 months in a Vietnamese prison for molesting two children, is in a Bangkok airport hotel after refusing to continue his journey to London. Glitter, whose Rock & Roll Part Two remains a rock staple, is complaining about untreated heart and hearing problems, reports the Daily Telegraph. He faces restrictions on travel and approaching children when he returns to London.

"I want Gary Glitter to be controlled while he's here and I don't want him to be able to go anywhere else in the world to abuse children," said the British Home secretary. Glitter is staying at an airport hotel because Thai authorities have warned he'll be barred from the country as an "undesirable."