Gary Glitter found guilty of historical child sex offences

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Gary Glitter found guilty of historical child sex offences

Paul Gadd, who found fame as Glam Rocker Gary Glitter, was today found guilty of a string of child sex offences dating back to the 1970s.

A jury of five men and seven women found Glitter 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.

The jury at Southwark Crown Court took two days to return their verdict.

He was cleared of two counts of indecent assault and one count of administering a drug or other thing to facilitate sex

Glitter denied all charges and told the jurors he had no interest in sexually abusing young girls but was condemned by the NSPCC. The children’s charity said his testimony had been nothing more than “just another performance”.

Glitter offended at the height of his fame. In 1975, he attempted to rape a girl younger than 10-years-old.

It was the first time the former glam rocker has been convicted in this country, despite his previous conviction for child pornography offences in the UK. He was the first person to be arrested by Operation Yewtree detectives.

Glitter was jailed in 2006 after being convicted for obscene acts with minors.

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