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Child sex trial of Gary Glitter in March

Former British rock star Gary Glitter's trial in Vietnam for obscene acts with children will be held behind closed doors on March 2 and 3.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 16:26 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

The trial of former British rock star Gary Glitter, for his obscene acts with children, will be held behind closed doors in Vietnam on March 2 and 3, a judicial official said.

"This will be a two-day trial that will take place behind closed doors," said Hoang Van Hung, deputy head of the court in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, where the 61-year-old will be tried.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, is charged with committing obscene acts with two children aged 11 and 12.

Prosecutors first sought charges of child rape, which could have carried the death penalty, but reduced them later on for lack of evidence.

Glitter has paid a total of 4,000 dollars to the families of the two Vietnamese girls as compensation.

First Published: Feb 20, 2006 16:26 IST