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A British jury has convicted glam rock singer Gary Glitter of several sex abuse crimes against three young girls in the 1970s, The Associated Press reports.

Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was found guilty on Thursday of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.

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"Paul Gadd has shown himself to be a habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status afforded to him by targeting young girls who trusted him and were in awe of his fame," Det. Chief Insp. Michael Orchard said. "[His] lack of remorse and defense that the victims were lying makes his crimes all the more indefensible."

The 70-year-old's conviction followed a two-week trial and he will be sentenced on Feb. 27. The maximum sentence in Britain for unlawful sex with a minor is life imprisonment.

Glitter was arrested in October 2012 under Operation Yewtree, the national investigation that police launched following the child abuse scandal surrounding the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile. Glitter was previously convicted and imprisoned on child abuse charges in Vietnam.

Glitter is best known for songs including "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," "Do You Wanna Touch Me" and "I Love You Love Me Love."