Gary Glitter hoping for new sentence reduction

Singer aiming to reduce child molestation term again

Gary Glitter is hoping to get another reduction in his three-year sentence for child molestation in Vietnam.

The singer, real name Paul Gadd, had his jail term reduced by three months in February thanks to a national amnesty, which means he is up for release in August next year.

However Glitter is now hoping for another reduction to coincide with an amnesty that marks Vietnam’s Liberation Day on April 30.

The singer’s lawyer indicated he will request a six-month reduction.

“My client will certainly submit a letter asking for another six-month reduction of his prison term once the Vietnamese authorities announce the plan for amnesty on Liberation Day,” Le Thanh Kinh told BBC News.

Glitter has been in prison since November 2005 and was found guilty in March last year of committing obscene acts with two girls, aged 10 and 11.