Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison

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The former British pop star was found guilty of multiple sexual abuse charges, including one count of attempted rape.
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British rocker Gary Glitter, center, is led out of Ba Ria, Vung Tau provincial People's Court after the morning session on Thursday March 2,2006. Glitter faces up to seven years in a Vietnamese prison if he is found guilty of child molestation this week, his two-day trial on charges of committing lewd acts with two girls, aged 10 and 11 begins Thursday in closed session. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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British pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The jury went out Wednesday to consider their verdict. Gadd is facing historic sex abuse charges dating back to the 1970s. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Former British pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives for his trial at Southwark Crown Court in London, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Gadd is on trial over historic sex abuse charges dating back to the 1970s. He is accused of ten charges, with six relating to one girl under the age of 13, two to another girl under the age of thirteen and a further two in relation to a girl under the age of 16. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Former British pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives for his trial at Southwark Crown Court in London, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Gadd is on trial over historic sex abuse charges dating back to the 1970s. He is accused of ten charges, with six relating to one girl under the age of 13, two to another girl under the age of thirteen and a further two in relation to a girl under the age of 16. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Gary Glitter has been accused of trying to rape a schoolgirl and then giving her an Easter egg the next day. The prosecution opened its case against the former pop star who faces 10 charges relating to alleged sex offences against 3 girls.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives at Southwark Crown Court on February 5, 2015 in London, England. The former glam rock star faces 10 charges relating to alleged sexual crimes from the 1970s and early 1980s. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives at Southwark Crown Court charged with historic sex offences, on November 11, 2014 in London, England. Former pop star Gary Glitter attended court today to deny a series of alleged sex offences committed in the 1970s and early 1980s. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Gary Glitter arrives at court to face sexual offence charges at Southwark Crown Court on June 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Gary Glitter arrives at court after facing charges of sexual offences at The City of Westminster Magistrates Court on June 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
British rocker Gary Glitter leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, Thursday June 19, 2014, where he faces charges in relation to a series of sex offences against two girls in the 1970s and 80s. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
FILE - In this March 3, 2006 file photo, former British rocker Gary Glitter smiles at journalists prior to his verdict and sentencing at Ba Ria-Vung, Vung Tau province People's Court in Vietnam. Police investigating a sex abuse scandal surrounding late BBC television host Jimmy Savile have arrested pop star Gary Glitter in connection to the case, British media said Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Metropolitan Police said they arrested a man in his 60s early Sunday morning at his London home, on suspicion of sexual offenses. The force did not identify the man, but British media including the BBC and Press Association reported he was Glitter, 68, a former rock musician and a convicted sex offender. Glitter's real name is Paul Gadd. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
** FILE ** British rocker Gary Glitter is led into court in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam in this June 15, 2006, file photo. Former British glam rocker Gary Glitter, serving jail time for molesting two Vietnamese girls, has been hospitalized for diarrhea and an irregular heartbeat, his doctors said Monday January 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, FILE)
Former British rocker Gary Glitter stands in court listens to the judge read his sentencing at Ba Ria-Vung, Vung Tau province People's Court on Friday March 3, 2006. The court Friday sentenced Glitter to three years in prison for obscene acts with two young Vietnamese girls. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
FILE - In this Jan, 11, 2000 file photo, British performer Gary Glitter, during a press conference in London. Police investigating the sex abuse scandal surrounding late BBC children's television host Jimmy Savile have arrested pop star Gary Glitter in connection with the case, British media said Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Metropolitan Police said they arrested a man in his 60s early Sunday morning at his London home, on suspicion of sexual offenses, and that he remains in custody in a London police station. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
British rocker Gary Glitter is helped out of a police van on his way to court at Ba Ria-Vung Tau province People's Court on Thursday March 2,2006. Glitter faces up to seven years in a Vietnamese prison if he is found guilty of child molestation this week, his two-day trial on charges of committing lewd acts with two girls, aged 10 and 11. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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LONDON (AP) -- Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s.

The 70-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, showed no response as he was sentenced Friday.

He had been found guilty earlier this month of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.

The singer was arrested in October 2012 under Operation Yewtree, the national investigation British police launched in the wake of a child abuse scandal surrounding the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile.

Glitter is best known for the hit "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," but he fell into disgrace after being convicted on child abuse charges in Vietnam.

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