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Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years
27 Feb 2015 20:08
Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been jailed for 16 years by a court in England for a string of historic sexual assaults on three schoolgirls.
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The 70-year-old appeared at Southwark Crown Court where he faced a maximum of life in prison after being found guilty of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.
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He was also convicted of one count of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault after a three-week trial in which he firmly denied the allegations.
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Habitual sexual predator Glitter was jailed after being found guilty following a three week-long trial.
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He was at the height of his fame when he preyed on his vulnerable victims who thought no one would believe their words over that of a celebrity.
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He attacked two girls, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room, and isolating them from their mothers.
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The 70-year-old's youngest victim was younger than 10 years old when he crept into her bed and tried to rape her in 1975.
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But the allegations came to light only around nearly 40 years later when Glitter became the first person to be arrested under Operation Yewtree - the investigation launched by the Met in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
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