Gadd was originally arrested by police in October 2012 and charged with eight counts of sexual offense that date back to the 1970s. Now, after a two-week trial, a London jury has found the 70-year-old musician guilty 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.”
“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,” noted Detective Chief Inspector Michael Orchard. “His lack of remorse and defense that the victims were lying makes his crimes all the more indefensible.” Gadd’s sentencing hearing takes place on February 27th.
Gadd rose to prominence during the early ’70s and was known for his hits “Rock and Roll” (Parts One and Two) and “I Love You Love Me Love”. His career collapsed, however, when stories and rumors of his crimes began to surface. He was previously arrested and convicted in 1999 for possession of child pornography.