Vietnam Charges Glitter With Molestation
"HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese police have pressed child molestation charge against British rocker Gary Glitter who faces up to 12 years in a Vietnamese jail if convicted, officials said on Saturday.
"The formal charge is engaging in perverse activities with children," an official from Ba Ria Vung Tau province told Reuters.
The official, who declined to be identified, said Glitter would be detained for up to three more months before a trial by the provincial court of Ba Ria Vung Tau.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, has denied allegations that he molested girls as young as 12 and insisted he was just helping them with their English.
The age of consent in Vietnam is 16 and sex with minors is punishable by up to 12 years in jail". Link.