One-time pop star Gary Glitter, who has been convicted in the past for possessing child pornography, is being sought in Vietnam for an alleged relationship with a native teenager.
According to Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung, Glitter has been residing in a home in southern Vung Tau and has applied for permanent residency in Vietnam. Authorities have visited the rental house and interviewed a 15-year-old girl they found there, Dung said. Glitter apparently left the house on November 12th.
“At present, relevant authorities in Ba Ria Vung Tau province are trying to trace this gentleman and clarify the relationship between this gentleman and a Vietnamese juvenile,” Dung said.
Sexual abuse of a child can be punishable by death in Vietnam.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted in Britain of possessing child pornography in 1999. After serving half of a four-month jail sentence, he moved to Cambodia until 2002, when he was permanently expelled. Cambodian officials did not specify his crime or file charges.