Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe
LONDON (AFP) - British police arrested 1970s glam rocker Gary Glitter on Sunday as they probe the mountain of sexual abuse allegations against the late TV star Jimmy Savile that have plunged the BBC into crisis.
The former pop star was later bailed to appear before officers in mid-December as part of the investigation police have termed "Savile and others", according to a Scotland Yard statement.
Glitter is the first person arrested in an investigation which has snowballed since claims that Savile molested underage girls were aired in a television documentary earlier this month.
Glitter, 68, the king of the glam rock era with a string of stomping hits, has served a jail term in Britain for downloading child pornography and in Vietnam for child sex offences.