British rocker Gary Glitter to go on trial in early March

British rocker Gary Glitter will stand trial in early March, accused of committing obscene acts with two underaged girls in Vietnam, the head of the country's provincial people's court said Monday.

Glitter, 61, who won fame as a flamboyant glam rocker in the 1970s, has been accused of kissing and fondling two girls, aged 10 and 11, and "engaging in other physical acts" at his rental home in the city of Vung Tau on the Vietnamese coast last year.

"The trial will be held in early March," said Nguyen Van Co, head of the provincial People's Court in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province. "We will set the date for the trial in the next day or two."

Court officials have yet to decide whether to open the trial to the public or keep it under closed proceedings, said Co, though he added it was more likely that it would be closed because it involves minors.

Glitter's attorney, Le Thanh Kinh, had told The Associated Press earlier this month that police originally advised him the trial date would be Feb. 20, reports the AP.


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