LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Former glam rocker Gary Glitter has been handed a 16-year prison sentance following his conviction of multiple counts of historical child abuse, connected with his sexual abuse of three young girls in the late 1970s.
The 70-year-old Glitter, also known as Paul Gadd, was convicted earlier in February of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.
Gadd was one of the suspects arrested in the sweeping Operation Yewtree investigation conducted amidst the child abuse revelations of BBC host Jimmy Savile.
Gadd has previous child abuse convictions. In 1997, Gadd was arrested and sentenced to 4 months imprisonment after being caught with child pornography on his computer andiIn 2005, Gadd was charged in Vietnam with committing obscene acts with two girls, aged 10 and 11. He was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison, but claimed he had been framed by the tabloid press.. – Staff Writers