Gary Glitter has been charged with eight sex offences involving girls aged between 12 and 14, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.
The former pop star, whose real name is Paul Gadd, faces charges relating to alleged offences between 1977 and 1980.
Glitter, 70, has been on bail since he was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, the national investigation launched in the wake of abuse claims against Jimmy Savile, in October 2012.
‘We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to Paul Gadd, also known as Gary Glitter,’ said Baljit Ubhey from the CPS.
‘He was arrested on 28 October 2012 over allegations of sexual offences and the police have been providing material to the CPS since July 2013, with the most recent material submitted in March 2014.
‘Having completed our review, we have concluded, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Gadd to be charged with eight offences under the Sexual Offences Act 1956.
‘These relate to two female complainants aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offending between 1977 and 1980.’
He will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court on June 19.
5 June 2014 | 2:47 pm – Source: metro.co.uk