Skip to comments.Lawyer: Glitter Admits Having Girl in Bed
Posted on 12/09/2005 11:04:14 AM PST by SmithL
HANOI, Vietnam -- Former British rocker Gary Glitter admitted to police that an 11-year-old girl slept in his bed, but denied sexually abusing her, his attorney said Thursday.
During interrogations by police, Glitter said he allowed the girl to sleep in his bed after she claimed she was afraid of ghosts, attorney Le Thanh Kinh told The Associated Press.
Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, is being held in Phuoc Co prison outside coastal Vung Tau city on suspicion of engaging in obscene acts with a child a charge punishable by up to 12 years in prison.
He is being held amid allegations of having sex with several underage girls, including an 11-year-old and 12-year-old, at his rented seaside home in Vung Tau.
Glitter, who has denied all allegations, has not been formally charged. He has been held since Nov. 19, when he was seized while trying to board a flight to Bangkok from Ho Chi Minh City.
During questioning by police, Glitter "answered that when this girl (and her aunt) came to his house, he put them in the guest room. But in the middle of night, they said they were very afraid of ghosts and they cannot sleep. So they came to his room and slept there," Kinh said, who added he was present during the sessions.
On another occasion, Glitter told them they could not sleep with him, but "the girls explained to him that in Vietnamese families, the father, the mother and the children sleep in one bed,"
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Glitter should have went to Dubai instead of Vietnam.
He's a pedophile.
Vietnam can do with him as their laws indicate with no bother from me.
He's fish sauce!
Roman Polanski would like to know the outcome of this case, Gary.
This guy is far scarier than any ghost.
Vietnam's banned Christmas decorations this year. They're just going to hang glitter instead.
Would have been better off in Thailand. Cash crop there.
He had similar problems in Cambodia and undoubtedly paid off the right people.
Wonder how much this one is going to cost him.
Then again the Brit embassy may this time insist that he be prosecuted under Vietnamese law. In which case he can look forward to many years of rice and nuoc mam in a roach-infested jail cell.
Not arguing, just hadn't heard this before.
Paraphrasing Hamlet, "Do it, Vietnam."
Read the second sentence.
The "Co" in "Phuoc Co" adds additonal irony.
Got it. Brit humor :)
When we lived in Yorkshire in the early 70's, I remember seeing Glitter on Top of the Pops..
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