Singer was sentenced in February to 16 years in jail for historic child sex offences
Gary Glitter‘s appeal against his recent conviction for historic child sex offences has been rejected.
In February, Glitter was jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of abuse offences dating back to the ’70s and ’80s.
According to BBC News, the star’s legal team argued that the media’s coverage made a fair trial impossible. However, judges said that there was nothing “unsafe” about the conviction.
Glitter was sentenced for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13. Sentencing, Judge Alistair McCreath said that there was “no real evidence” that Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – had atoned for his crimes.
Glitter, who denied all charges, was acquitted of three other counts in February.
Glitter was previously convicted in 1999 for possession of child pornography and served four months in prison. After his release he relocated to Vietnam, where he was subsequently convicted for child sex abuse offences.
The singer rose to prominence in the ’70s with a string of Number One hits including ‘I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)’, ‘I Love You Love Me Love’, and ‘Always Yours’. Between 1972 and 1995, the singer had more than 20 hit singles, which spent a total of 180 weeks in the UK Top 100.