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Fried Meat Ball!
02-07-2007, 08:00 AM
Vietnamese court reduces former rocker Gary Glitter's child molestation sentence by 3 months

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) A Vietnamese court reduced former British rocker Gary Glitter's child molestation sentence Wednesday, cutting his three-year term by three months as part of a nationwide Lunar New Year prison amnesty, a judge said.

Glitter, convicted of molesting two Vietnamese girls, will now be released in August 2008, said Tran Thi Thien Huong, a judge on the deciding panel.

Vietnam traditionally reduces the sentences of inmates with good prison records just before Tet, as the Lunar New Year is known in Vietnam.

The 62-year-old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted in March 2006 of committing "obscene acts with children." The incidents involved two girls, ages 10 and 11, from the southern coastal city of Vung Tau.

He has been jailed since November 2005 and is being held at the Thu Duc prison in Binh Thuan province.

Under Vietnamese law, the panel could have reduced his sentence by as much as 18 months, but prison authorities had recommended just a three-month reduction and the judges agreed.

"We all agreed that obscene acts with children should be condemned," Huong said. "We need to protect children from those kinds of crimes."

The aging glam-rocker hit his musical peak in the 1970s, but his crowd-pleasing anthem "Rock and Roll (Part 2)" is still played at sporting events.

He was convicted in Britain in 1999 of possessing child pornography and served half of a four-month jail term.

Phobia
02-07-2007, 08:02 AM
Hopefully the daily sodomy has not been reduced.

When he gets out, I hope he's stretched far enough to be a hood ornament for the space shuttle.

BigRedChief
02-07-2007, 08:10 AM
Hopefully the daily sodomy has not been reduced.

When he gets out, I hope he's stretched far enough to be a hood ornament for the space shuttle.
Wellllll you know the prisoners in the American prison system are in daily danger of that "stretching" so you can imagine what its like in Vietnam. But unfortunatly he may like that "stretching".