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#83598 - 03/03/06 04:23 PM Glitter jailed for child abuse
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Glitter jailed for child abuse-CNN

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) -- Former rocker Gary Glitter has been found guilty of obscene acts with two Vietnamese girls, and sentenced to three years in prison.

Glitter, best-known for the anthemic "Rock & Roll, Part 2" song played at sports arenas worldwide, shouted "I'm innocent" after the verdict.

Reporters and onlookers allowed into the courthouse in southern Ba Ria-Vung province to hear the verdict following the closed two-day trial, pressed toward Glitter in a scene of pandemonium as police fended them off and escorted him out of the building.

"I haven't done anything. I'm Innocent. It's a conspiracy," Glitter shouted.

Glitter has 15 days to appeal and could become eligible for early parole if he behaves well in prison, officials said, according to Reuters news service.

Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted of committing obscene acts with a 10-year-old and 11-year-old girl at his rented seaside villa in southern Vung Tau last year.

He was then sentenced to three years in prison, followed by deportation from Vietnam.

The court, in its verdict, cited graphic testimony from the girls that Glitter had fondled and molested them, and took showers with them naked, in his rented home and in nearby hotels.

Glitter has said he was teaching the girls English at his home and considered them "like his grandchildren."

He has been in police custody since November 19, when he was seized in Ho Chi Minh City trying to board a flight out of the country. Police confiscated his laptop, which had hundreds of pornographic pictures on it.

During the criminal investigation, police considered charging Glitter with child rape, which carries a maximum penalty of death, but said they did not find enough evidence.

The girls' families wrote to the court in December, asking that charges be dropped after Glitter paid $2,000 to each of them.

Although prosecutors decided to move forward with the case anyway, under Vietnam's legal system, the payments are considered "compensation" that counts towards lessening any sentence.

The sleepy resort town of Vung Tau, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, has drawn intense attention from international media.

Glitter's fall from grace began with a 1999 conviction in Britain for possessing child pornography. He served two months in jail.

He later went to Cambodia but was expelled in 2002. Officials did not specify why Glitter was deported.


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#83599 - 03/03/06 05:16 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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Quite right too shame he will be out by Christmas, hopefully being deported back to dear old blighty.

Kirk

"lets grab this bull by the horns and swing it about a bit"


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#83600 - 03/06/06 11:53 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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Where, with any luck, there's going to be a welcome home reception for him - the police.

Dave

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#83601 - 03/07/06 01:11 AM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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I wonder how the Christmas pud is in the isolation block of a British jail.

Larry

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#83602 - 05/02/06 01:59 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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Heres an update on mr innocence.


I am not guilty!

Welcome back to blighty,

ste

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#83603 - 05/02/06 02:58 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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Nice. Hope he likes that Vietnamese prison. I bet the other inmates really like him.

Just an aside on Mr. Gadd...if your local stadium still plays "Rock and Roll," during events, write them and your local paper a letter asking them why they are supporting pedophiles. Every time that song gets played it is money in Gadd's pocket that he can use to abuse more children.

/shudders every time that song comes on at a game

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#83604 - 05/02/06 03:02 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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"I came to Cambodia because I read a book about the Mekong."

He flew all the way to Cambodia to slog around in a swampy, malaria-infested jungle? Puleeeze.

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#83605 - 05/02/06 04:55 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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Nobby,

Quote:
"I came to Cambodia because I read a book about the Mekong."
I gagged in my coffee when I read that. At least he has heard of the Mekong. But does he know whether it's a city, tribe or river? \:\)

Larry

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#83606 - 05/02/06 05:45 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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That is the innocent part of it, a british tourist caught up in a commie country just looking for the mekong delta, its a river of course, but I guess it was the last thing he was looking for when he visited.

Which one of those girls were called mekong?
Let them give their account of what happened,
that will clear the air a bit.

When he gets back here everyone will instantly recognise that ugly mug,

ste

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#83607 - 05/02/06 06:30 PM Re: Glitter jailed for child abuse
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And just like Bell Record label stable mate Jonathan King he is blaming the media .... Why? ... Because he is a celebrity. Still in denial just like King and Denning.

Kirk
"Lets grab this bull by the horns and swing it about a bit"


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