Paedophile glam rocker Gary Glitter’s 18-year-old love child is living a comfortable life in Cuba off cash his father sends him and his mother, family friends claim.
Gary Pantoja Sosa was born in 2001 during his mother Yudenia Sosa Martínez’s nine-year affair with jailed British musician Glitter, 74.
Despite serving a 16-year sentence in the UK for a host of sex crimes, Glitter is reportedly still able to send Gary Jr. and Miss Martínez, 45, money, and the teenager spends his days skating and teaching himself how to be a tattoo artist.
The love child: Gary Pantoja Sosa, 18, was born during a nine-year affair between his mother, Yudenia Sosa Martínez, 45, and British disgraced performer Gary Glitter, 74
Gary Pantoja Sosa is living a comfortable life in Cuba off cash his father sends him and his mother
Glitter, real name Paul Francis Gadd, and Miss Martinez met in the 1990s, during his regular trips to Havana in Cuba, at a time when the city was notorious for bars where children could be bought for sex for £60 a night.
Glitter and the former farm girl embarked on a relationship which would see him hand her around £20,000 – a fortune in Cuba at the time – to buy a four-bedroom apartment in 1998 overlooking Havana’s seafront boulevard, the Malecon.
In 1999, Glitter was convicted of downloading child pornography in Britain and fled to Cuba where he renewed his relationship with Miss Martinez, and Gary Jr was conceived in 2000.
Glitter, famous for songs such as I’m The Leader Of The Gang, and Do You Wanna Touch Me?, had to leave Cuba before his son was born due to a crackdown on sex tourists.
Long-time love: Gary Glitter and Miss Martinez are pictured at a hotel in Cuba in 1996
Mama’s boy: The 18-year-old shared this picture of himself planting a kiss on his mother’s cheek on his Instagram
Serving time: Gary Glitter, pictured in 2015, is serving 16 years for attempted rape, sex with a child under the age of 13 and four counts of indecent assault
Father and son have never met, and in 2015, Glitter was found guilty of attempted rape, sex with a child under the age of 13 and four counts of indecent assault, and is currently incarcerated at HMP The Verne in Dorset.
However, Glitter is still able to benefit from royalties from his music, some of which is sent to Miss Martinez, who is also unemployed, and their son.
‘Glitter still helps the family out from England. Yudania and Gary do not work but they still get money from Glitter,’ Close family friend Felipe Peraza Cabrera, 55, told The Mirror.
‘Glitter bought Yudania a really expensive fridge a while back, maybe five years ago.
‘The young Gary does tattoos, people go to the apartment to get tattooed and he makes a bit of money with that.’
Like father like son: Mr Pantoja Sosa, left, has never met his father, pictured right in the early 1960s while performing under the name Paul Raven
Still speaking: Mr Pantoja Sosa says he is in communication with his father, pictured right in the 1960s while performing under the name Paul Raven
Mr Pantoja Sosa told the paper he is still ‘in communication’ with his father, and acknowledges that he is neither working nor studying.
Pictures posted on his social media accounts show a stylish young man with a penchant for posing in sunglasses.
He also frequently posts videos of himself performing skateboarding tricks and dresses in well-known skater brands such as Supreme.
Mr Peraza Cabrera told the Mirror that Miss Martinez is in the process of selling the flat bought for her, and is hoping to move to the UK ‘to be nearer to Gary Glitter.’
THE FALL OF STAR WHO TURNED OUT TO BE PREDATORY PAEDOPHILE
November, 1997 – Glam rock star Gary Glitter is disgraced when a computer engineer discovers thousands of child porn images on his laptop while servicing it.
November, 1999 – Glitter is jailed for four months after pleading guilty to 54 offences of making indecent photographs of children under 16.
January, 2000 – After serving two months in prison, the singer is freed and subsequently travels to Spain and then Cuba.
2002 – The pervert is kicked out of Cambodia after facing allegations of sex crimes and moves to Thailand, before going on to the Vietnamese coastal resort of Vung Tau.
March, 2006 – The shamed singer is convicted of sexually abusing two Vietnamese girls, aged 10 and 11, and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.
August, 2008 – Glitter is ordered to return to the UK after spending two and a half years in jail, sparking the beginning of a farcical journey. He tries to land in Bangkok and Hong Kong but is eventually forced to go back to Britain.
October, 2012 – Glitter becomes the first person to be arrested under the Met’s Operation Yewtree – the investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
June, 2014 – The singer is charged with eight counts of sexual offences, this later becomes 10 counts.
January, 2015 – Glitter goes on trial at Southwark Crown Court.
February 5, 2015 – He is found guilty of attempted rape, sex with a child under the age of 13 and four counts of indecent assault.
February 27, 2015 – Glitter is sentenced to 16 years in prison for his crimes.