Gary Glitter in court over sex charges

Published Wednesday, 25 June 2014
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Gary Glitter has appeared at crown court accused of plying a schoolgirl with alcohol so he could have sex with her.

Gary Glitter in court over sex charges
Gary Glitter arrives at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday. (© Getty)

The former pop star faces a string of charges relating to alleged sex offences against two under-age girls in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The 70-year-old sat in the dock at London's Southwark Crown Court but struggled to hear through a hearing loop as he was asked by the court clerk to confirm his name.

He was allowed to leave the dock and sit behind his defence barrister as the court heard a plea and case management hearing would take place on 20 August.

Glitter, from Marylebone in central London, is accused of eight charges, with six relating to one girl and two to another.

He is accused of four counts of indecent assault against the first alleged victim, who was aged 12 or 13 at the time, between January 1977 and December that year.

Glitter is accused of administering a drug - "namely alcohol" - with the intention to "stupefy or overpower" the girl to enable him to have sex with her between January and May 1977.

He also faces one charge of unlawful intercourse with a girl aged under 13 between the same dates.

The former singer, who was released on bail, is accused of another two counts of indecent assault against a second complainant, who was aged 13 or 14 at the time, between October 1979 and December 1980.

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