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Gary Glitter to be sentenced for schoolgirl sex abuse

Disgraced glam rock singer Gary Glitter faces sentencing today for sex attacks on three schoolgirls during the 1970s.

Gary Glitter attacked two of his victims, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The 70-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, is facing a maximum of life in prison after being found guilty of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

He was also convicted earlier this month of one count of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault after a three week trial.

He is due to be sentenced by Judge Alistair McCreath at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Gary Glitter rebailed over sex claims

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been rebailed until early June after his arrest over alleged sex offences.

The 69-year-old was first held at his home in central London in October 2012 by officers from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation launched in the wake of abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.

Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, pictured after his arrest in October 2012. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/

Today Scotland Yard did not name Glitter, but said that a man in his 60s known as Yewtree 1 had been rebailed until early June.

The allegations against Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, are linked to late television presenter Savile. He was the first person to be arrested as part of Operation Yewtree.

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