Published Thursday, 19 June 2014
Gary Glitter appeared in court on Thursday. (© Getty)
The former pop star, who appeared under his real name Paul Gadd, is charged with eight sex offences against girls aged under 16 in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The allegations include claims that he plied one of the girls with alcohol so he could have sex with her.
Glitter spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during a brief hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
Deputy chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot asked defence barrister Christopher Ware why Glitter was wearing sunglasses.
He replied that his client had a "medical condition" and meant "no disrespect" to the court.
The 70-year-old listened through a hearing loop in the dock as the case was adjourned until a hearing at Southwark Crown Court on 3 July. He was bailed until that date.
Glitter is accused of "administering a drug, namely alcohol, to obtain intercourse", and one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with an under-age girl between the same dates.
He is also charged with two counts of indecent assault between 1 October 1979 and 31 December 1980 involving the second complainant.
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