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Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

The rock star will be sentenced on 27 February.
Feb 5th 2015, 4:31 PM 14,749 0

BRITISH ROCK STAR Gary Glitter has today been found guilty of child sex charges in relation to three under-age female fans in the 1970s and 1980s.

The 70-year-old musician, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was conviced of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, BBC reports. He was acquitted of three other counts.

Gadd, who has denied all charges, was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on 27 February.

During the trial, the prosecution had described on instance where a drunken Gadd tried to force himself on a girl who was under 10 at the time.

She only came forward 20 years later when she saw that the singer admitted to child pornography charges in 1999.

He was also accused of molesting two young fans that he first met in his dressing room after a concert that their mothers had taken them to in 1977. One of the girls was 12 years old at the time.

- Additional reporting from AFP.

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