Gary Glitter found guilty of attempted rape and sex with a minor


UPDATE: Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison for multiple offenses of sexual abuse. the Associated press noted that Glitter “showed no response” during sentencing.

Glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been convicted of numerous crimes of sexual abuse committed against three young girls in the 1970s, reports the Associated Press.

A London jury has found Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) found guilty of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 . He will be sentenced on February 27. In Britain, the maximum penalty for illegal sex with a minor is life in prison.

“Paul Gadd turned out to be a habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status afforded him by targeting young girls who trusted him and were impressed by his fame,” said Chief Detective Inspector Michael Orchard. “His lack of remorse and defense that the victims lied makes his crimes all the more indefensible.”

Gadd was arrested in 2012 as part of Operation Yewtree, a nationwide investigation into sexual abuse, particularly of children, launched after hundreds of sexual assault charges were brought against the late TV host. BBC, Jimmy Savile. Gadd would later be charged with eight sexual offenses involving girls between the ages of 12 and 14.

The conviction is the latest for Gadd, who has been arrested and convicted of sex offenses with minors on numerous occasions. In 2003, he was deported from Cambodia to Vietnam after being imprisoned there for allegations of sexual abuse; in 2006, he was sentenced to three years in a Vietnamese prison for sexually abusing two young girls. In 1999, Gadd was convicted in Britain of possessing child pornography and spent four months in prison.

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