Gary Glitter Guilty of Historical Sex Offenses Former glam-rock singer faces life in prison By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Feb 5, 2015 10:39 AM CST 34 comments Comments British pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) (Newser) – Former glam rocker Gary Glitter was today found guilty of historical sex abuse involving three children. He was convicted of six counts related to the 1975 attempted rape of an 8-year-old girl, sex with a 12-year-old girl two years later, and an encounter with another victim who was under age 16 at the time. The Guardian reports that the charge of sexual intercourse with a girl under age 13 carries a life sentence. The Guardian describes his apparent shock at the verdicts. Sky News reports Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, blew kisses to the court as he was taken into custody; Sky News reporter Richard Suchet tweeted that the 70-year-old "turned to a friend in the gallery & indicated with his finger that the jury was crazy." The BBC reports he will be sentenced Feb. 27.