British Police Charge Gary Glitter With 8 Counts Of Sexual Offences
June 6, 2014 at 6:10 AM (PT)
The BBC reports GARY GLITTER, best remembered for his 70s song turned sports arena anthem "Rock and Roll (Part 2)," has been charged with eight counts of sexual offences against girls. The British police charges involve two women who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time. The offences happened between 1977 and 1980.
The former pop star -- real name PAUL GADD -- is due to appear at WESTMINSTER Magistrates' Court on JUNE 19th. "GADD, 70, was arrested on 28 OCTOBER 2012 at his LONDON home following an investigation by detectives from Operation Yewtree, which was set up after the JIMMY SAVILE abuse scandal," notes THE BBC. SAVILE was a BBC personality charged with numerous acts of abuse in 2012 shortly after his death.
The BBC notes, "charges relating to the first complainant, who was aged 12 or 13 at the time of the alleged offences, are:
- Two counts of indecent assault between 31 JANUARY and 31 MAY 1977
- One count of administering a drug or other thing in order to facilitate sexual intercourse between 31 JANUARY and 31 MAY 1977
- One count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13 between 31 JANUARY and 31 MAY 1977
- Two counts of indecent assault between 31 MAY and 31 DECEMBER 1977
"Charges relating to the second complainant, who was aged 13 or 14 at the time of the alleged offences, are two counts of indecent assault between 1 OCTOBER 1979 and 31 DECEMBER 1980."