View Full Version : Gary Glitter jailed for 3 years.


paul750
03-03-2006, 07:25 PM
Former British rock star Gary Glitter has been jailed for three years after a Vietnamese court found him guilty of sexually abusing two young girls.
The court found that Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, had molested the girls, aged 11 and 12, at his home in the resort town of Vung Tau, southern Vietnam.

The 61-year-old, who insisted he was innocent, said the "unbelievable" verdict was part of a "conspiracy".

On his release, he will be deported and could face more charges in Britain.

Although he will definitely be deported, it is not guaranteed that he will return to the UK.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "It is up to the country issuing the deportation to decide where they deport them to."

Compensation

In addition to the prison sentence, Glitter has been ordered to pay 5m Vietnamese dong (180/$315) to his victims' families.

During the two-day trial, most of which was held behind closed doors, he was said to have committed a series of "lewd" acts while the girls were at his beach house in Vung Tau.


Sentencing Glitter, Judge Hoang Thanh Tung said: "His lewd acts have compromised the dignity of the Vietnamese people, law and common sense, and therefore it is necessary to punish him."

The judge later told reporters he believed Glitter understood he had "a sickness".

The singer - who stood accused of kissing, fondling and engaging in other sexual acts with the girls - last year evaded more serious charges of child rape, which carry a maximum penalty of death by firing squad.

'Conspiracy'

After he was sentenced, Glitter told gathered journalists: "I haven't done anything - I am innocent. It is a conspiracy by you know who."

He suggested some British newspapers were part of a conspiracy against him.

As he was led away from the courthouse and into a prison van, Glitter, sporting a white goatee beard, held a clenched fist in the air.

The ex-rock star shot to stardom in the UK in the 1970s with hits such as Rock and Roll (Part 2) and Leader of the Gang - a No 1 single in the UK in 1973.

Known for his flamboyant stage persona and extrovert costumes, he continued touring for most of the 1980s and 1990s.

'Considering appeal'

He may be considered for release after serving a third of his jail term, which includes the four months he has been held in custody since his arrest.

His lawyer said his client had not yet decided whether to appeal against the decision.

The British embassy said in a statement: "Both the UK and the Vietnamese governments take the issue of child-sex tourism extremely seriously.


Glitter as he appeared during his music career
"We are grateful to the Vietnamese authorities in permitting UK-Vietnam police liaison in this case, as part of wider ongoing UK-Vietnam police liaison on the issue of sex tourism."

Barrister Tim Kevan told the BBC that Britons committing child-sex offences abroad could be prosecuted in UK courts.

In Glitter's case, he said it was "highly unlikely" he would be prosecuted for the same crime, but that UK authorities would look into whether any other offences had been committed.


UK conviction

He had been in custody since 19 November when he was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City as he was about to board a flight out of Vietnam.

In December, Glitter's lawyer made compensatory payments to the families of the girls, who later appealed to the courts for clemency for Glitter.

Glitter was convicted of possessing child ****ography in Britain in 1999 and served half of a four-month jail sentence.

He later went to Cambodia, which permanently expelled him in December 2002.

He had been held in jail for three nights over suspected sex offences, but never convicted of a crime in Cambodia.

Glitter had previously left the country voluntarily in May that year, following a police investigation prompted by news of his child ****ography conviction in the UK.

Oasis_Lad
03-03-2006, 07:26 PM
was'nt he meabt to face the firing squad a few months ago?

paul750
03-03-2006, 07:30 PM
was'nt he meabt to face the firing squad a few months ago?
Lets just hope he's not allowed to abuse more young girls, the sentence was very small. i'm guessing it's because of who he is he's got a short sentence.

Oasis_Lad
03-03-2006, 07:32 PM
Lets just hope he's not allowed to abuse more young girls, the sentence was very small. i'm guessing it's because of who he is he's got a short sentence.

probably do u think jacko is the same?

El Guapo
03-03-2006, 07:34 PM
probably do u think jacko is the same?
i do, youd be suprised what people manipulate their posistion to do illegal things!!
look at suddam!

paul750
03-03-2006, 07:38 PM
probably do u think jacko is the same?
Personally i'm still not convinced about jacko, although i do believe in the saying theres no smoke without fire. jacko is no doubt a bit of a nutcase, but weather or not he's gulity of the crimes he's supposed to have commited, i don't know.

MickyHatton
03-04-2006, 06:11 AM
Personally i'm still not convinced about jacko, although i do believe in the saying theres no smoke without fire. jacko is no doubt a bit of a nutcase, but weather or not he's gulity of the crimes he's supposed to have commited, i don't know.

If Jacko is innocent then so be it that should be the end of it, what a fool though, multi millionaire man in his forties thinks its OK to share a bed with young boys! If he is innocent then his advisors should be fired.

Glitter is an evil bastard, three years is nothing, he will be out by Christmas they say, I met him in the early eighties in a Wimpy and he gave me a rub on the top of my head, makes me feel sick now thinking of it (I was about 12), especially as a dad of three myself.

Shooting would be too easy, 30 years hard labour would be closer to it for me!

boxstarr
03-04-2006, 01:32 PM
burn him at the stake!

Dugo Salapi
03-04-2006, 02:44 PM
who is gary glitter.....

if hes a child molesteringer then he better be executinged

jamsta
03-04-2006, 02:54 PM
Never heard of this person.

!!! Beowulf !!!
03-04-2006, 04:33 PM
Apparently once he is released and deported from Vietnam, he'll be sent to the big house in Britain as well. Hopefully for a long time!

Dugo Salapi
03-04-2006, 04:37 PM
got done for having thousands of indecent child **** on his harddrive.
went to colombia i think, got booted out for an undisclosed reason.
then went to vietnam, got caught at home with many young vietnamese
girls aged around 12yrs, he said he was teaching them english

wish theyde shot him

MickyHatton
03-05-2006, 06:16 AM
Never heard of this person.

Hes an old british Rock star from the 70's!

WhoreUs!
11-17-2009, 12:35 PM
Hmm, is that so?

TmZaclk
11-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Never heard of this person.

Just quote from google news "He's a typical Englishman".