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Paul Gadd charged with eight offences

05/06/2014

Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: "We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to Paul Gadd, also known as Gary Glitter. 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.

"Mr Gadd will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 19 June 2014.

"We have also decided that no further action should be taken in relation to five allegations made by two further complainants as we determined there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.

"May I remind all concerned that Mr Gadd has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

Charges

The charges relating to the first complainant, who was aged 12 or 13 at the time of the alleged offending, are:

  • Two counts of indecent assault between 31 January and 31 May 1977
  • One count of administering a drug or other thing in order to facilitate sexual intercourse between 31 January and 31 May 1977
  • One count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13 between 31 January and 31 May 1977
  • Two counts of indecent assault between 31 May and 31 December 1977

The charges relating to the second complainant, who was aged 13 or 14 at the time of the alleged offending, are:

  • Two counts of indecent assault between 1 October 1979 and 31 December 1980

Ends

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