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. (Read more Gary Glitter stories.)