Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years


Gadd in custody. Gadd in custody.

Former glam rock musician Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, has been sentenced to sixteen years in prison for six offences of sexual assault.

The offences date between 1975 and 1980 and were committed against three underage girls.

They included indecent assault, attempted rape and one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 years of age.

The 70 year old from Marylebone was convicted of these offences earlier this month at Southwark Crown Court after a three week trial.

Gadd arriving at Southwark Crown Court on February 5th.

Judge Alistair McCreath said:

I have read the victim impact statements of all three victims. It is clear, in their different ways, they were all profoundly affected by your abuse of them.

You did all of them real and lasting damage and you did so for no other reason than to obtain sexual gratification for yourself…

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