British rocker Gary Glitter to appeal conviction for child molestation
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) _ Gary Glitter has decided to appeal his three-year sentence for child molestation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was found guilty of committing obscene acts with a 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl at his rented seaside villa in southern Vung Tau last year. He was convicted and sentenced March 3 at a court in Vung Tau province.
``He told me he was innocent so he has to appeal to clear this matter,'' lawyer Le Thanh Kinh said Thursday.
Kinh said he met with the former glam rocker at Phuoc Co prison Wednesday and that Glitter signed the appeal petition, which will be forwarded to the appeals court in Ho Chi Minh City.
Glitter, a 1970s pop icon in Britain famed for his sequined jumpsuits, platform heels and bouffant wigs, sported a more conservative look for his trial: black clothes and a red bandanna on his head that he removed inside the court.