27/02/2015

Gary Glitter Sentenced To 16 Years

Paul Gadd, better known by his stage name, Gary Glitter, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for the sexual abuse of three girls between 1975 and 1980.

Gadd was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13.

According to a report by the BBC, the 70-year-old former singer showed no emotion when he was sentenced.

Gadd was previously jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for molesting two girls, aged 11 and 12.

(MH/CD)

Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

15 June 2006
Glitter loses appeal against jail term
Tarnished former pop star Gary Glitter has lost his appeal against a three-year jail sentence imposed for sexual abuse of two girls in Vietnam. In March, Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted of molesting two girls aged 11 and 12.
17 June 2013
Stuart Hall Sentenced To 15 Months For Sexually Abusing Girls
Stuart Hall has been sentenced to 15 months in jail on 14 charges of sexually abusing girls. The 83-year-old former BBC broadcaster and presenter, pleaded guilty to the offences, which took place between 1967 and 1985. When charged, Hall had called the allegations against him "pernicious, callous, cruel and above all spurious".
17 July 2008
Drug Trafficking Teenagers Released From Ghana Jail
Two British teenagers who were jailed in Ghana for attempting to smuggle drugs back to the UK have been released from prison. Seventeen-year-olds Yasemin Vatansever and Yatunde Diya, both from north London, were arrested at Kotoka International Airport in Accra on 2 July 2007.
02 November 2005
Suspended sentence for mother who killed son
A mother who killed her son, who had Down’s Syndrome, has been spared a jail sentence. Wendolyn Markcrow, 67, from Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, smothered her son Patrick, 36, with a plastic bag. She had denied murder, but admitted to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
13 October 2005
Prisoner early release plan criticised
Home Office plans to release prisoners early under an electronic tagging scheme have sparked controversy. Under the plans, criminals sentenced to four years in prisons could be released after 18 months, while a two-year sentence would involve just six months in jail.