Glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been found guilty of numerous sex abuse offences committed against three young girls in the 1970’s.
70-year-old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was found guilty 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.
He will be sentenced on 27 February 2015 and the maximum sentence for unlawful sex with a minor is life in prison.
Gadd was arrested in 2012 as part of Operation Yewtree, a national investigation into sexual abuse, specifically in regards to children, launched after hundreds of accusations of sexual assault were leveled against late BBC host Jimmy Savile.
David Gibbs, Chartered Legal Executive at Jordans Solicitors said: “Gadd is a known offender with a predilection for young children and this is the latest in a long list of convictions. Sadly, given his history, it is likely that there will be many more victims out there
“When the first allegations against Savile came out, it gave other victims the confidence to come forward, knowing that their voice was going to be heard and that people may finally believe them. These allegations were not just against Savile but as demonstrated here, other so-called “celebrities”.
“A scheme was set up to compensate those victims of Savile’s abuse, to help them rebuild their lives and seek treatment for the psychological damage caused by Savile. In theory, Gadd’s victims would be entitled to pursue compensation themselves.”
This conviction is the latest for Gadd, who has been arrested and found guilty of sexual offences with minors numerous times.
In 1999, Gadd was convicted in Britain for possessing child pornography and spent four months in prison. In 2003, he was deported to Vietnam from Cambodia after being held in jail there over allegations of sexual abuse.
In 2006, he was sentenced to three years in a Vietnamese prison for sexually abusing two young girls.