LONDON (AP) — British police investigating a sex abuse scandal surrounding late BBC television host Jimmy Savile said Sunday they have arrested another man connected to the case.
Police said they arrested a man in his 60s early Sunday morning at his London home, on suspicion of sexual offenses. They did not identify the man, but British media including the BBC and Press Association reported he was Gary Glitter, a former rock musician and a convicted sex offender. Glitter's real name is Paul Gadd.
Police have said that hundreds of potential victims have come forward to allege sex abuse by Savile, who died at age 84 last year. Most allege abuse by Savile, but some said they were abused by Savile and others.
Glitter, best known for "Rock & Roll (Part 1&2)," was convicted in 2006 in Vietnam of committing "obscene acts with children" — offenses involving girls aged 10 and 11. He was deported in 2008.
He had a previous conviction in Britain for possessing child pornography.
The scandal has horrified Britain with revelations that Savile, a popular children's television presenter, cajoled and coerced vulnerable teens into having sex with him in his car, in his camper van, and even in dingy dressing rooms on BBC premises.
Police have said that though the majority of cases related to Savile alone, some involved the entertainer and other, unidentified suspects. In addition, some potential victims who reported abuse by Savile also told police about separate allegations against unidentified men that did not involve the BBC host.
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