Updated October 29, 2012 08:22:37
Police in Britain have questioned former pop star Gary Glitter in what is the first arrest related to the child sex scandal surrounding the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.
Glitter has been released on bail after being questioned for around 10 hours at a London police station.
His arrest follows allegations aired on the BBC by a woman who said she saw him having sex with a minor in Savile's dressing room at the BBC.
Glitter denies the allegations.
After leaving the police station, the 68-year-old dodged questions by scores of reporters and cameramen waiting outside his apartment.
Police later said a man was "bailed to return to the police station in mid-December 2012, pending further inquiries".
Police began Operation Yewtree to investigate claims up to 300 young people may have been abused by Savile and others over many decades.
Glitter, born Paul Gadd, shot to fame in the early 1970s with the hit Rock and Roll, trademark figure-hugging shiny silver all-in-one suits, platform shoes and large black hair.
He has previously served a jail term in Vietnam for child sex offences .
Glitter was convicted in Vietnam in March 2006 of "obscene acts" with two girls aged 11 and 12, and returned to London in August 2008 after his release from prison.
Having been turned away from Hong Kong and Thailand, he returned to Britain, where he was ordered to sign the sex offenders register, which requires him to alert police to his whereabouts.
Glitter maintained his innocence and said his trial in Vietnam was a sham.
The claims against Savile have plunged the BBC into crisis and destroyed the reputation of the man who, with his garish tracksuits and ever present cigar, was one of the most famous faces on British television for decades.
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First posted October 28, 2012 23:24:57