Skip to comments.Vietnam arrests rocker Gary Glitter--media
Posted on 11/20/2005 5:55:42 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Nov 19, 2005 HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam police have arrested British rocker Gary Glitter on a child molestation charge, a state-run newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted immigration police at
Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airport as saying Glitter whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd was arrested while trying to board a plane to Bangkok on Saturday morning.
Immigration police at the airport declined to comment.
The state-run youth newspaper said police escorted Glitter back to the southern resort town of Vung Tau where, according to state-run Vietnamese media, he had taken home several girls aged 15 or under.
On Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung said police wanted to question the 61-year-old rocker about the allegations, which first surfaced in the British tabloid press.
"If we have evidence of a child sexual violation, very strict legal measures would be applied," Dung said.
On Friday police launched a formal investigation against Glitter.
The age of consent in Vietnam is 16 and sex with minors is punishable by up to 12 years in jail.
Glitter was sentenced to four months in jail in Britain in 1999 after being found guilty of storing more than 4,000 images of child pornography on the hard drive of his computer.
After his release, he left Britain for Cuba and then later turned up in Phnom Penh.
Child rights activists hounded him out of Cambodia twice and have had his name put on an entry blacklist, although Glitter filed lawsuits last year fighting the deportation orders.
Vietnamese newspapers have reported Glitter had been in Vietnam for about a year.
They should have arrested him upon entering the country. Would anyone have noticed?
And today, every football stadium across the country will play that damn annoying song of his, thinking people like to hear it.
"Young girl, get out of my mind,
My love for you is way out of line"
Young Girl - Gary Glitter 1968
..I wonder how long he's been doing this......
That was sung by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.
What song is that?
...which was, incidentally, what Gary was saying when the cops grabbed him.
It's called Rock n Roll part II, or something like that. Horrible. I've heard he intended it to be bad. He succeeded.
Rock N' Roll part 2
"Rock 'n' Roll Part Two", also known (after its sole lyric) as "The 'Hey' Song".
For awhile, they were playing that song at the college hockey games that I attend whenever the home team would score a goal. I learned to hate that song pretty quick.
Thanks. I don't have any idea what song that is. When do they play it?
After a home team score usually. There is a wealth of good, new music out there, I can't understand why they cling to this ill-conceived relic.
They like to play it at hockey games when somebody scores a goal, and other sports have picked up on it, too. It's a stupid fad that's over 10 years old that just needs to go! Break-dancing was in and out in a summer. We should be so lucky with the "Hey!" song.
I guess I don't pay that close attention to game I am watching, then. I still can't come up with the song in my mind.
You're lucky, I'm still trying to forget.
I am still at loss to come up with it in my mind. I guess that's a good thing????
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