Gary Glitter : Former rocker accused of attempting to rape schoolgirl

Gary Glitter : Former rocker accused of attempting to rape schoolgirl

Gary Glitter crept into a schoolgirl’s bed and tried to rape her at the height of his fame, a court heard today.

The youngster only avoided being raped because she fell into a protective “cocoon” of sheets and blankets, before fleeing when the pop star fell asleep, the Daily Mail reported.

Gary Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, is facing a string of historic sex offences committed in the 1970s and 1980s against three girls.

His trial began overnight (NZ time) at Southwark Crown Court.

John Price QC, opening the case for the prosecution at Southwark Crown Court, said that Glitter had tried to force himself on the girl in the mid-1970s.

The woman, who could not be identified for legal reasons, recalled Glitter smelt of alcohol and tobacco.

The next day, he acted as though nothing had happened.

Price said: “We submit that what she says he did to her involved a clear and unmistakable attempt to rape her.”

Gary Glitter found fame in the 1970s as part of the glam rock scene and had number one hits with I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am), I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours.

The former pop star also featured in a scene with 1990s stars the Spice Girls in their hit movie Spice World.