A court in southern Vietnam will hear the appeal of Gary Glitter against his conviction for child molestation next month.

A court in southern Vietnam will hear the appeal of Gary Glitter against his conviction for child molestation next month. The People's Supreme Court of Appeals in Ho Chi Minh City will hear the disgraced British rocker's case on May 19, the state-controlled Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper reported yesterday (April 30).

Court officials were not available for comment, and Glitter's attorney could not be reached.

Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison by a Vietnamese court on March 3 for committing obscene acts with 10- and 11-year-old girls at his rented seaside villa and at a hotel.

He was arrested in November while trying to leave the country on a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, Thailand.

Glitter, a 1970s glam rock icon in Britain, has maintained his innocence and says he is a victim of a British tabloid's conspiracy.

He was also convicted in Britain in 1999 for possessing child pornography. He served half of a four-month jail term.

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