Gary Glitter charged with eight child sex offenses

Glam rocker Gary Glitter will be charged with eight sex offenses involving girls aged between 12 and 14, Sky News reports. Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was arrested in October 2012 on allegations dating back to the late 1970s, but was released on police bail, which ran until March this year.

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Glitter now faces four counts of indecent assault, one count of “administering a drug or other thing for the purpose of facilitating sexual intercourse” and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13. between January 31 and May 31, 1977. He was also charged with two counts of indecent assault on another girl aged 13 or 14 between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1980. Glitter is due to appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 19.

According to Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service in London, five allegations made by two other complainants will not be pursued due to “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction”.

It’s not the first time Glitter has been arrested on charges of sexual assault or abuse: in 1999 he was convicted of possession of child pornography and imprisoned in Vietnam in 2006 for sexually abusing two young people. girls.

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