Report: Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Faces Charges Of Rape, Indecent Assault

BBC News is reporting that a British court was told that former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland sexually abused a 17-year-old youth with special needs who visited his home for lessons.

Holland, 55, who played with the heavy metal band in the '70s and '80s, faces one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecently assaulting the teenager.

Spiros Laouitaris, 22, who also stayed at the musician's cottage, is charged with four counts of indecently assaulting the same teenager.

Holland, of The Green, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, and Laouitaris, of Bourne Crescent, Kings Heath, Northampton, deny all the charges.

Maria Savvides, prosecuting at Northampton Crown Court, said the alleged incidents came to light in December 2002 when the teenager sent a letter to his parents implying the abuse.

The boy's parents had encouraged the drumming lessons to improve their son's self-esteem. Read the rest of the story here.

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