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Gary Glitter Ordered to Pay £500,000 to Victim of Historic Sexual Abuse

by Mohammed Ahmed

Disgraced former pop star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, has been ordered by the High Court to pay more than £500,000 in damages to a woman he sexually abused when she was just 12 years old. The ruling underscores the severity of the abuse inflicted by Glitter, who was convicted in 2015 of abusing the claimant and two other young people between 1975 and 1980.

The High Court judge described Glitter’s actions as “sexual abuse of the most serious kind,” reflecting the profound impact his crimes had on the lives of his victims. The woman, who brought the claim following Glitter’s conviction, has now been awarded substantial compensation for the trauma and suffering she endured.

Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2015 for his crimes. He was released in February last year after serving half of his sentence but was returned to prison just six weeks later. His return to custody came after he breached his licence conditions, reportedly by attempting to view downloaded images of children.

The financial compensation ordered by the court serves as a significant acknowledgment of the lasting damage caused by Glitter’s actions. It also reinforces the legal system’s commitment to providing justice and support to survivors of sexual abuse, even many years after the offences occurred.

As the legal process concludes, the focus now shifts to the continued support and healing for Glitter’s victims, who have demonstrated remarkable resilience in seeking justice. The substantial financial award is a step towards addressing the harm caused, though the emotional and psychological scars may take much longer to heal.

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