Glitter faces sex offences trial

Published: Monday 12th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Gary Glitter is expected to go on trial today accused of a string of historic sex offences against three girls.

The 70-year-old, from Marylebone in central London, will stand trial at Southwark Crown Court in south London.

Real name Paul Gadd, the former pop star faces 10 charges relating to alleged crimes committed in the 1970s and early 1980s.

He is accused of one count of attempted rape and another of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 13 in 1975.

In relation to a second complainant, he is charged with four counts of indecent assault when she was under the age of 13 in 1977.

He is also accused of plying the girl with drink with the intention to “stupefy or overpower” her to have sex with him between January and May 1977.

And he faces one charge of unlawful intercourse with a girl aged under 13 between the same dates in relation to the same girl.

In connection with a third complainant who was under the age of 16 he is charged with two counts of indecent assault between October 1979 and December 1980.

Gadd found fame in the 1970s as part of the glam rock scene, scoring number one hits with I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am), I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours.

Between 1972 and 1995, Glitter had over 20 hit singles which spent a total of 180 weeks in the UK Top 100.

Published: Monday 12th January 2015 by The News Editor

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