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Vietnam Arrests Rock Star Gary Glitter


Vietnam police say they have detained disgraced British rock star Gary Glitter for questioning after reports he has been living in that country with a juvenile.

The Vietnamese state-run youth newspaper Tuoi Tre reports Sunday that Glitter was arrested while trying to board a plane to Bangkok on Saturday.

A British tabloid and one of Vietnam's official newspapers, Thanh Nien, say the 61-year-old ex-rocker had been seen with girls as young as 15 at his villa in southern Vietnam.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was sentenced to four months in a British jail in 1999. He was found guilty of storing more than 4,000 images of child pornography on his computer.

Glitter is best known for the song Rock and Roll, Part 2, which is frequently played at sporting events.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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