Gary Glitter charged with sex offences

Gary Glitter Glitter first became famous in the UK for his pop songs in the 1970s

Gary Glitter has been charged with eight counts of sexual offences against girls.

The charges relate to two women who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offences between 1977 and 1980.

The former pop star - real name Paul Gadd - is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 19 June.

The Crown Prosecution Service said no further action would be taken over five allegations made by two other people.

Baljit Ubhey, chief crown prosecutor for CPS London, said: "We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service."

Mr 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.

Police material

Ms Ubhey said police had been "providing material to the CPS since July 2013, with the most recent material submitted in March 2014".

The 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.

Glitter rose to fame in the UK in the 1970s with a flamboyant stage persona and hits such as Rock and Roll (Part 2) and Leader of the Gang, the latter reaching No 1 in the UK music charts in 1973.

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