Sir Jimmy Savile: Paedophile Gary Glitter “did nothing wrong”
The following is extracted from The Huffington Post:
Sir Jimmy Savile claimed convicted paedophile Gary Glitter had done “nothing wrong” and was vilified just because he was famous.
Speaking during an interview in 2009, Savile defended his pop star friend, The Sun reported.
He said: “Now Gary, all he did was take his computer into PC World to get it repaired.
“They went in the hard drive, saw all these dodgy pictures and told the police and the police then said, ‘Oh we’ve got a famous person, yeah we’ll have them.’
“But Gary hasn’t sold ’em, hasn’t tried to sell ’em, not tried to show the public or anything like that.”
Glitter was imprisoned in Vietnam for three years for abusing two girls, one aged 10 and one 11.
The 1970s pop star was convicted in 2006 of committing “lewd” acts while the girls were at his beach house in the southern coastal city of Vung Tau.
Following his release he was refused entry to Thailand and Hong Kong so returned to the UK.
In 1999 he served four months in prison in Britain for possessing images of child sex abuse.