Garry Glitter used to be more famous for his BBC props department inspired wardrobe and that one song that Bill Drummond nicked the best bit from when he was going through his Timelord phase. Now of course Glitter goes hand in hand with kiddy porn, paeodophilia and NAMBLA:
Glitter was sentenced to four months in jail in Britain, but served only two, after admitting downloading more than 4,000 images of children, some as young as two, on his laptop computer. The pictures showed boys and girls being sexually abused, tortured, bound, gagged and blindfolded.
The sad sack of a 61 year old has now been charged with carrying out “lewd acts with children” which could see him in a Vietnamese jail for up to 14 years according to The Times. The former glamster stands accused of rape as courts don't care that he paid £5.50 to have sex with a 12 year old girl. There's even a slim chance that he'll be executed.
By firing squad no less.
Last November ten people were publicly executed by firing squad in front of 1,000 people in Nam Ding province. Each victim received five shots to the body and one final bullet to the head, but the Government is now considering a more “mechanised” method to bypass the “trembling hand syndrome” suffered by members of some of the firing squads.
If that does happen it could be the largest audience he's had in years. Expect extensive Boing Boing coverage if they shuffle him off this mortal coil using robots.