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    Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

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    Gary Glitter could face a firing squad
    By Andrew Drummond and Adam Fresco

    The disgraced star faces death or years in jail if he is convicted of rape

    Gary Glitter could face a firing squad
    By Andrew Drummond and Adam Fresco
    The disgraced star faces death or years in jail if he is convicted of rape




    GARY GLITTER could face a firing squad or decades in a squalid jail if he is found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in Vietnam.

    The girl is said to have admitted having sex with the 61-year-old former glam rock star, allegedly for £5.50, but police in the Vietnamese resort city of Vung Tau said yesterday that it was still considered rape under Vietnamese law.

    Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was arrested as he tried to leave Vietnam for Bangkok via Tan Son Hnat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, after police started searching for him in connection with allegations about his relationships with two teenage girls.

    If he is imprisoned, the former singer will find Vietnamese jails very different from Horfield Prison in Bristol, where he served two months in 1999 for possessing “hard-core, sick and degrading” images of children. Vietnamese jails are notorious for their squalor, harsh treatment of prisoners and lack of attention to sanitation, hygiene and food.

    Even if he is not prosecuted in Vietnam, Glitter could face charges in this country if he ever returned under Britain’s “sex tourism” laws — the Sex Offences Act 1996.

    A Home Office spokeswoman said that British police could ask for the file on any alleged sexual offence that is recognised in this country to be sent to them for consideration. “We would always prefer someone is prosecuted in the country where the offence is committed, but if not we have the power to look into it here,” she said.

    Prisoners in Vietnam are allowed only 12kg (26½lb) of rice or a rice substitute each month and this is often reduced to 9kg for minor infringements of prison rules or showing disrespect. As well as being made to undertake hard labour, prisoners are expected to repent their crimes frequently and in writing. Beatings with bamboo canes are common, as are the use of stocks and electric shocks.

    However, the country very rarely, if ever, executes foreign tourists. The last foreign citizen to be put to death was Nguyen Thi Hiep, who held dual Canadian-Vietnamese citizenship, in 1999. In August this year Tran Van Thanh, 40, an Australian citizen, had his death penalty commuted to a life sentence. Both were convicted on drug smuggling charges.

    Police are understood to have been searching for Glitter, who has applied for permanent residency status, since he disappeared from his home in Vung Tau last week. According to local press reports, two girls, one aged 12 and the other 18, claimed that they had gone to his home for sex. He is said to have paid the younger girl 150,000 dong (£5.50) for sex.

    “We have opened a judicial inquiry on Glitter to determine whether he indulged in lewd acts with children or sexually abused them,” Do Minh Dan, deputy director of Ba Ria-Vung Tau provincial police, said.

    “However, we can already say he has had sexual relations with Vietnamese adolescents.
    “We have to complete our dossier on this affair and that will take time. It’s only after investigations are complete that we will be able to decide whether or not to go ahead with judicial proceedings against him in the provincial court. On this issue, we will need to consult our superiors.”

    Police in the city filed an arrest warrant for Glitter, who is on the sex offenders register in Britain, on Friday. He can be held for nine days by the police before they have to ask for more time to question him.

    The charges of “lewd acts with children” or sexual abuse of children carry sentences of 12 and 15 years respectively, but Glitter could end up serving longer. Under Resolution 49 of the Standing Committee of the 2nd Congress in Hanoi, criminals can be kept indefinitely and no prisoners are released unless the local commune of authority is willing to let them back into society.

    Last November ten people were publicly executed by firing squad in front of 1,000 people in Nam Ding province.

    Each victim received five shots to the body and one final bullet to the head, but the Government is now considering a more “mechanised” method to bypass the “trembling hand syndrome” suffered by members of some of the firing squads.

    Glitter was sentenced to four months in jail in Britain, but served only two, after admitting downloading more than 4,000 images of children, some as young as two, on his laptop computer. The pictures showed boys and girls being sexually abused, tortured, bound, gagged and blindfolded.

    RISE AND FALL
    1944 Born Paul Francis Gadd in Banbury, Oxfordshire


    1958 Aged 14, given first record deal by Decca


    1961 Taken on by Ready, Steady, Go pop show


    1972 First hit record, Rock and Roll Parts 1 and 2, reaches No 2 in UK, No 1 in US


    1973 Two No 1 hits as Glam Rock hits peak


    1980 Declared bankrupt


    1988 Makes successful comeback


    1997 Arrested on child pornography charges after taking computer to be repaired. Staff found pornographic images of children and called police


    1999 Sentenced to four months’ imprisonment


    2000 Released after eight weeks. Moved to Cuba, then Cambodia


    2003 Deported from Cambodia after allegations of child abuse


    2005 Found in Vietnam by newspapers. Arrested

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    Re: Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

    This wasn't a one time slip up for Gary; yet his lawyers will no doubt attempt to argue otherwise. Glitter has demonstrated a clear pattern of this insidious behavior and thought he could simply bounce from nation to nation to satisfy his sick desires as needed. Looks as though he didn't do his homework on the capital punishment laws in Vietnam. Good bye and good riddance.

    Oh yeah--Gary, your songs sucked.
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    Re: Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

    dunt-duh-duhhhhhh, du-nuh, du-nuh.

    FIRE!
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    Re: Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    da-da-da, du-nuh, du-nuh.

    FIRE!
    I took me a second on that one....
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    Re: Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie
    I took me a second on that one....

    yeah, that's a hard song to type out. Kind of killed the humor of it. Thanks for the effort, though.
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    Re: Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    yeah, that's a hard song to type out. Kind of killed the humor of it. Thanks for the effort, though.
    Sure, You coulda lobbed a few of the "Hey....Hey...." in there, but that'd been way too easy.
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    Re: Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

    I've edited it a little to fit better.

    I originally typed HEY! in there instead of FIRE, but it didn't go with the original post as well.
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    Re: Gary Glitter Could Get Death by Firing Squad

    Iwatched a documentary on MSNBC about a year ago on this subject. I was in another country, Malaysia if I recall right. These sick, rich ____ would go over there and have relations of assorted kinds with girls as young as five and six years old. I wasn't shocked but I was definately sickened.

    A couple weeks ago I saw another documentary on Dateline about these perverted internet predators that try to establish relationships with kids online in an effort to have sex with them. Perverted Justice teamed with Dateline and set up a sting operation for three days. In three days they had 19 men show up at the "bust house" thinking they were about to have sex with children.

    There is some sick **** on that website so be forewarned. But anyone with kids should go give it a quick look.
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