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Gary Glitter to be charged with child sex offences

Glitter is to be charged over alleged assaults on two girls aged 12 to 14 between 1977 and 1980.

Gary Glitter after his arrest in 2012
Gary Glitter after his arrest in 2012
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BRITISH FORMER POP star Gary Glitter is to be charged with eight sex offences involving young girls dating back more than 30 years, prosecutors have said.

Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was in October 2012 the first person arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, a national investigation launched in the wake of abuse claims against the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

He was later released on police bail.

Baljit Ubhey, of the Crown Prosecution Service in London, said Glitter would be charged over alleged assaults between 1977 and 1980 on two girls aged 12 to 14.

He is due to appear at a London court on June 19.

- © AFP, 2014

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