August 22, 2008 |
Disgraced rocker Gary Glitter left Thailand for London, a British Foreign Office spokesman confirmed Thursday, ending a two-day odyssey after his release from a Vietnamese prison where he served time for molesting children. Glitter, 64, had twice been refused entry into Thailand and once turned away from Hong Kong since he was deported from Vietnam on Tuesday. The former rocker, a British citizen whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, had originally been booked to fly to London on a Thai Airways flight out of Ho Chi Minh City.
August 20, 2008 |
Authorities freed British glam rocker Gary Glitter from prison in southern Vietnam on Tuesday, sending the convicted child molester into an uncertain future after nearly three years of confinement. Guards removed Glitter, 64, from the Thu Duc prison in Binh Thuan province and transported him Tuesday to the Ho Chi Minh City airport, said prison director Tran Huu Thong. He was seen at the airport boarding a plane to Bangkok shortly before 9 p.m. Vietnamese authorities planned to deport Glitter immediately back to Britain, said his lawyer, Le Thanh Kinh.
March 3, 2006 |
Veteran British rocker Gary Glitter went on trial in Vietnam on Thursday on charges he molested two underage Vietnamese girls. Entering the closed courtroom, Glitter made a two-fingered victory sign and said only one word: "Innocent." The former glam rocker has been accused of committing obscene acts, including kissing, fondling and other physical acts, with a 10-year-old and 11-year-old at his rented house in the southern port city of Vung Tau last year. He has denied the allegations.
January 7, 2006 |
Former British rocker Gary Glitter was formally charged Friday on suspicion of committing obscene acts with two girls ages 10 and 11 at a Vietnamese resort town, prosecutors said. Glitter, 61, who won fame as a flamboyant glam rocker in the 1970s, is accused of kissing and engaging in other physical acts with the girls at his rental home in the southern coastal town of Vung Tau, prosecutor Nguyen Van Xung said. The charges carry prison terms of three to seven years.
February 21, 2006 |
British glam rocker Gary Glitter will go on trial March 2 in Vietnam on charges of committing obscene acts with two underage girls, the presiding judge said Monday. The trial is expected to last two days, said Hoang Thanh Tung, who will oversee the trial in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province.
August 23, 2008 |
Mobbed by photographers and greeted by police, faded ex-rocker Gary Glitter arrived in Britain on Friday at the end of a four-day odyssey after being deported from Vietnam for molesting children. Glitter's lawyer quickly declared that he had been unfairly convicted and announced the singer's intention to clear his name. London seemed to be the last place Glitter, 64, wanted to be, but his native country was also apparently his only choice. After he was released from a Vietnamese prison Tuesday, Glitter headed first to Thailand, where he was told he was not welcome.