Gary Glitter convicted of child sexual abuse


Today Paul Gadd, better known by his stage name of Gary Glitter, has been found guilty of sexual offences at Southwark Crown Court. The offences occurred in the 1970s and involved three victims, all of whom were aged less than 16 at the time of the abuse.

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 at Southwark Crown Court.

Chief Crown Prosecutor and Head of CPS London, Ms Baljit Ubhey, said: "Paul Gadd abused his access to young fans in order to give himself the opportunities to assault and abuse his victims. Crimes such as these have repercussions for victims that can last for a lifetime.

"The bravery of the victims and other witnesses in this case cannot be understated and their testimony has been vital in bringing Paul Gadd to justice. I hope today's verdict will be of some small help to these victims.

"It should also provide other victims of sexual abuse with the courage to come forward, knowing their case will be handled with sensitivity and professionalism."