Former UK Pop Star Gary Glitter Ordered to Pay Sex Abuse Victim $650,000

Former British pop singer Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay a woman he sexually abused as a child over 500,000 pounds ($637,000) in damages. The 80-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, gained fame in the 1970s as a “glam-rock” star but was later repeatedly convicted and jailed for child sex crimes.

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In 2015, Gadd was sentenced to 16 years in prison for indecently assaulting three girls during the 1970s. One of these victims, who was 12 years old when Gadd raped and sexually assaulted her, sued the singer in London’s High Court for damages caused by the abuse.

On Tuesday, Judge Amanda Tipples awarded the woman 508,800 pounds ($647,730) in damages. The decision followed a hearing in March, which Gadd did not attend and was not represented by lawyers. The awarded damages included 381,000 pounds for loss of earnings.

The woman, now 60 years old, cannot be named due to her status as a victim of sexual abuse. Earlier this year, Gadd lost a bid for parole.

Gadd’s criminal history began in 1999 with a jail sentence for possession of child pornography. He later moved to Cambodia but was deported in 2002 due to suspected sex offenses. In 2006, a Vietnamese court convicted him of committing obscene acts with two girls aged 10 and 11, sentencing him to four years in jail. Upon his release, he returned to Britain.

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