Skip to comments.Police Search for Gary Glitter in Vietnam
Posted on 11/17/2005 6:20:46 AM PST by Leroy S. Mort
Authorities said Thursday they are searching for former British rock star Gary Glitter over his alleged relationship with a Vietnamese teenager.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung said officials have confirmed that Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was residing in a home in southern Vung Tau city and had applied for permanent resident status in Vietnam.
Glitter rose to fame with glam-rock songs in the 1970s, most notably his only U.S. hit, "Rock and Roll Part 2," a largely instrumental song that has been a staple at stadium sporting events for years. Among his other songs hits were "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" and "Do You Wanna Touch."
Glitter fell from grace in 1999 when he was convicted in Britain of possessing child pornography. He served half of a four-month jail sentence before being released. He later went to Cambodia and was permanently expelled in 2002, though Cambodian officials did not specify his crime or file charges.
Dung said that Glitter had left the house on Nov. 12, and police are seeking his whereabouts.
"At present, relevant authorities Ba Ria Vung Tau province are trying to trace this gentleman, and clarify the relationship between this gentleman and a Vietnamese juvenile," he said.
Dung said authorities have conducted interviews with a 15-year-old girl who they found in the home rented by Glitter.
"If evidence of a (legal) violation is found against Mr. Paul Francis, and especially evidence of sexual child abuse, I believe that very strict legal measures will apply to him," he said.
In Vietnam, the crime of sexually abusing a child can lead to the death penalty.
Coming from a Vietnamese government official,these words should strike terror into the heart of Mr Glitter.
One of the few legacies of communism we should adopt!!
An aged western/European pedophile living in a 3rd world country. Now there's an original story/sarc
Last time I saw a photo of a face like that, he was being taken to the gallows.
The latter song seems quite appropriate.
The future of Michael Jackson.
". . .Gary Glitter over his alleged relationship with a Vietnamese teenager."
That must be one really hard up teenager.
Don't know what he was charged with in Cambodia but it appears from this chart that it would have been legal (although questionably moral) for him to be with a 16 year there:
In Vietnam, the AOC is 18.
I had assumed Gary was into little boys, but it looks like he's into little girls.
>>>I had assumed Gary was into little boys, but it looks like he's into little girls.>>>
Same perv, different tastes.
But yeah, he looks like Liberace or something. And Gary Glitter? What a freaking stage name.
played at every sporting event the world over. over and over.
If he were into little boys the Brits would probably 'knight him'...
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