Basshunter music star on sex attack charges
- 14 December 2010
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
Dance music star Basshunter has been charged by police over an alleged sex assault on two female fans at a Fife nightclub gig.
Jonas Erik Altberg, 25, was charged by Fife Constabulary over allegations made at Kitty's nightclub in Kirkcaldy in the early hours of Friday.
Officers questioned the former Celebrity Big Brother star over claims he attacked the pair.
That led to him being charged under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.
He was released on bail and is due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court to answer the charges in January.
Basshunter played another set in Glasgow on Saturday but was understood to be back home in Sweden on Tuesday.
A Fife Constabulary spokesman said: "Police in Fife can confirm that a 25-year-old man has been arrested in relation to alleged offences committed at Kitty's, Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy, and has been bailed to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in due course."
Basshunter had a UK number one single with Now You're Gone in 2007.
He also featured in this year's final series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Basshunter's manager, Scott Simons, insisted the allegations were "totally untrue".
He stressed his client would fully co-operate with the police investigation.