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27 February 2015, 18:42
Former rock star Gary Glitter faces dying behind bars after being jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three schoolgirls - including one he met at a Leicester nightclub.
The 70-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, was told there was no evidence he had atoned for his actions as he was sentenced for one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, and four counts of indecent assault.
During the trial, all three of Glitter's victims sobbed as they recounted their ordeals. One woman, now in her 50s, described how she had attended a party at a house - where she had previously met Alvin Stardust - on the night she was attacked in 1975.
Glitter's second victim was 12 years old when he attacked her after a spring 1977 show at Leicester nightclub Baileys. She initially went backstage with her mother and had a gold jacket autographed while drinking Moet champagne, but was then invited to the singer's Holiday Inn hotel suite where he sexually abused her all night.
Two indecent assault charges related to a third girl, who was aged 13 when the singer invited her to sit on his lap in his dressing room between October 1979 and December 1980. Glitter claimed there was no way he could have abused the girls in his dressing room because his rigorous wig-maintenance routine required him to return to his suite immediately and clean his hairpiece.
Glitter, from Marylebone, central London, denied the allegations against him.