Gary Glitter told to pay victim £508,000 damages

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Convicted sex offender Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay more than £500,000 to a victim he abused when she was 12 years old.

A High Court judge ruled that Glitter – whose real name is Paul Gadd – subjected the claimant “to sexual abuse of the most serious kind”.

The woman brought her claim after Glitter was convicted in 2015 of abusing her and two other young people between 1975 and 1980.

The disgraced pop star was jailed for 16 years and released in February last year after serving half his sentence. He was returned to prison six weeks later it was found he had breached his licence conditions by reportedly trying to view downloaded images of children.

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