Gary Glitter found guilty

The singer faces three years in jail for abusing young girls

Gary Glitter has been found guilty of abusing two young girls in Vietnam today (March 3).

The former singer will now be jailed for three years, after which he will be deported.

Following the two day trial behind closed doors because of the girls ages, the jury found that Glitter had molested two girls, aged 11 and 12, while staying at the southern Vietnamese resort Vung Tau last year.

Sentencing Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – judge Hoang Thanh Tung said: “His lewd acts have compromised the dignity of the Vietnamese people, law and common sense, and therefore it is necessary to punish him,” BBC News reports.

Glitter however continued to protest his innocence after hearing the verdict telling reporters as he was lead away: “I haven’t done anything – I am innocent. It is a conspiracy by you know who.”

As well as serving his prison sentence, Glitter must also pay the families of his victims 5m Vietnamese Dong (£180).

Glitter could be considered for release after he serves a third of his sentence which will include the four months he spent in custody while awaiting trial.