Gary Glitter arrested in British sex scandal

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Gary Glitter has been arrested in connection with a sex scandal involving popular British children's TV host Jimmy Savile.

Police will only confirm they've questioned a man in his early 60s on suspicion of sexual offenses in connection with the Savile case. British television outlets show police taking Glitter from his home.

Savile died last year, and hundreds of potential victims have come forward since police started investigating Savile on sex abuse allegations.

A witness tells the BBC she saw Glitter having sex with a schoolgirl in Savile's dressing room in the 1970s. Glitter denies that.

Glitter was convicted in Britain in 1999 of possessing child pornography and in Vietnam in 2006 of committing "obscene acts" with two girls under the age of 12.

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