Experts say pedophiles are the hardest to “cure” and in fact never really lose that urge.
British prosecutors say they are charging former rocker Gary Glitter with eight sex offenses involving teenage girls.
The charges against Glitter, (born Paul Gadd), are related to two women who were aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980.
Heavy.com has a nice neat little list of his earlier past sexual offenses and a timeline, here are a few excerpts:
He was jailed in Vietnam back in 2006 for child sex charges. He’d moved there in 2005, and late that year when he was 61, Vietnamese police charged him with molesting girls ages 10 and 11 at his home. The age of consent in Vietnam is 18.
In an interview with the BBC in May 2006, Glitter claimed not to knowingly have sex with anyone under the age of 18, and he “would be be very angry” about people having sex with children. However, he didn’t comment then about a conviction of possession of child pornography, and accused the media of paying local girls to meet up with him a bar for a photo shoot.
But he and Jimmy Savile go back a long way. Earlier this month, a woman came forward and said she saw Glitter raping a 13-year-old at the BBC Center in the 1970s, while Savile was busy groping a 14-year-old in the same room. Another entertainer, said to to be a ‘household name” who still performs, was there, too.
The 70-year-old was arrested in October 2012 — the first in a series of arrests under the Operation Yewtree national investigation that was launched in the wake of a child abuse scandal surrounding late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile.
Glitter had a bunch of hits in the 1970s including the The Hey Song for all you Hockey fans, and “Do You Wanna Touch Me?” which Joan Jett later recorded.
He is due to appear in court in London on June 19.