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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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)
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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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