Pop star Gary Glitter (80) ordered to pay £508,800 to woman he molested

The 79-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2015 (Image: PA/Getty)

Disgraced pedophile pop star Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay back £508,800 to one of the women he molested.

The 79-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls between 1975 and 1980.

He was released from prison last year and strapped to a GPS device before returning to prison for breaching his license conditions.

In February the victim sued Glitter for hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation and now the High Court has ordered him to pay up, putting his fortune and his Regent Street penthouse at risk.

Richard Scorer, head of violence law at Slater & Gordon, who is acting for the plaintiff, said: “In making this ruling, the court rightly acknowledged the appalling abuse my client suffered.

“While no amount of money can compensate for the horrific sexual abuse, this award at least goes some way to recognizing the devastation my client suffered throughout her childhood and adult life.

“Gadd’s refusal to engage in the trial only demonstrates his complete lack of remorse, which we will remind the parole board of if he makes another application for early release.

Glitter now risks losing his £6 million fortune and Regent Street penthouse (Image: Getty Images)

“We will seek payment from Gadd and will continue to support our client through this process.”

A source previously told The Mirror that this won’t be the last time Glitter will have to pay out his £6million fortune, as other accusers may follow suit.

“Glitter is a serial sex offender,” they said.

“There are three victims who were involved in the legal process during his trial. And he offended people abroad.

“They are afraid there will be more of them. His wealth and fortune are taken into account, which is still enormous.

“He’ll be worried about losing everything.”

Where is Gary Glitter now?

In 2012, Glitter was arrested as part of an investigation launched into sexual abuse allegations made against scandal-hit BBC host Jimmy Saville.

Glitter was convicted three years later of attempted rape, four of indecent assault and one of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13.

He was released from HMP The Verne in Dorset last year and justice officials decided to allow him to serve the remaining half of his 16-year suspended sentence.

Glitter in a personal injury case (Picture: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)

However, Glitter was back in prison within a few weeks for violating protection conditions – the Ministry of Justice did not reveal what the singer did, although the tabloids suggested that he looked through downloaded photos of children.

Since his sentence is scheduled to end in 2031, if he is released full-time, he would be 86 years old.

Judge Alistair McCreath said he found no evidence that Glitter had done anything to atone for his actions and that the words of the three victims would remain in his mind.

“You have caused them all real and lasting harm,” the judge said in his sentencing remarks.

“And you did it solely to obtain for yourself sexual gratification of a completely inappropriate nature.”

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