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Gary Glitter told to pay victim £508,000 damages for sexual abuse

Following the assaults, the girl’s behaviour rapidly deteriorated and she dropped out of school aged 13.

The mental scarring had been so deep, said the judge, that the victim had changed her identity to try to scrub from her memory Gadd saying her name.

“She has great difficulty sleeping, suffered nightmares, intrusive flashbacks and memories, together with panic attacks and depression,” said the judge.

“The claimant has ground her teeth down to the point of breaking them… The claimant has no self- confidence and, at times, she has felt suicidal and has taken overdoses.

“She is plagued by thoughts of shame and self- blame, which despite an understanding of the nature of the abuse, she finds she cannot shake off.”

Mrs Justice Tipples awarded almost £8,000 to the victim to pay for complex psychological therapy and treatment – and said that a further £381,000 of the damages specifically covered the victim’s loss of earnings.

“I am quite satisfied that the claimant has been unable to obtain any meaningful employment throughout her life as a result of the consequences of the serious sexual abuse she suffered by the defendant at such a young age.

“Her education was ruined and she has suffered severe psychiatric injury for the rest of her life.”

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