In a file picture taken on January 19, 2015 British former pop star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS
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Glam rock star Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of abusing three young girls in the latest child sex scandal to bring down a former icon of Britain's entertainment world.Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted 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 .On returning to Britain, Glitter was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.Glitter is the latest in a series of high profile people in Britain to be convicted of historical sex abuse.
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