‘Glitter gave girl choco­late af­ter sex at­tack’

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GARY Glitter gave an Easter egg to a 10-year-old girl he had tried to rape just hours ear­lier, a court heard.

The for­mer glam rock star is said to have crept into the young­ster’s bed and tried to as­sault her as she slept next to a friend af­ter a din­ner party.

The woman told South­wark Crown Court she vis­ited the ad­dress a num­ber of times and as well as Glitter had seen the late singer Alvin Star­dust in the man­sion which fea­tured a “sweet room”, a swim­ming pool, and “al­ways smelled new”.

Pros­e­cu­tor John Price asked the woman what she re­mem­bered of the last time she went to the home in 1975 and the time of the al­leged at­tack.

She replied: “It was Easter. Be­fore I went he gave me an Easter egg.”

De­scrib­ing the night of the al­leged at­tack, the woman said: “He put his arms around the top of my body.

“I didn’t like him be­ing there. It felt strange that he would have, it just felt strange to have an adult in bed.

“It hadn’t hap­pened be­fore, and it just felt un­com­fort­able.”

Glitter is then said to have gone on to try and rape the girl.

Although she con­fided in her mother and friends, it was more than two decades be­fore she went to po­lice with her claims, af­ter see­ing Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – had ad­mit­ted child porn charges in 1999.

Glitter, 70, of Maryle­bone, Lon­don, de­nies the at­tempted rape, and an al­ter­na­tive count of in­de­cent as­sault.

He also de­nies six fur­ther counts of in­de­cent as­sault, and two other sex­ual of­fences, re­lat­ing to two other women.

The trial continues.

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