Gary Glitter Charged With Child Sex Offenses

Gary Glitter is a foundational figure in glam-rock lore, but he’s also, by just about every account, a loathsome human being. Since the late-’90s, he’s been repeatedly arrested and convicted of charges like child pornography possession and child sexual abuse, even doing a stint in a Vietnamese prison a few years ago. And now he’s facing more charges, this time for older crimes. Sky News reports that Glitter, now 70, has been charged with eight sexual offenses, all of which involve girls who were between 12 and 14 years of age, and all of which were allegedly committed between 1977 and 1980. His arrest comes as part of the investigation surrounding Jimmy Savile, a former BBC host who has faced similar charges.

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