Gary Glitter Gets 16 Years for Child Sex Abuse
English glam rock singer Paul Gadd -- better known by his stage name Gary Glitter -- has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a series of child sex abuse crimes committed during the height of his fame in the ‘70s. Gadd, who’s now 70, was convicted of one count of attempted rape, one of having sex with a girl under the age 13 and four counts of indecent assault.
Gadd denied the crimes -- which included sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980 -- but was found guilty after a three-week trial. One of the victims was 12, the other 13 and another younger than 10 at the time of the crimes.
Detective and chief inspector Michael Orchard said Gadd was a “habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status afforded to him” (via BBC News).
Previously, Gadd was convicted for possession of child pornography in England in 1997 and Vietnam in 2006. He was also found guilty of child abuse in 1999. He was released from prison in Vietnam in 2008 at which time he was deported back to England and was arrested for additional crimes in 2012.
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