LATEST: Former Judas Priest drummer DAVID HOLLAND has denied sexual abuse charges against a 17-year-old boy.

The musician, 55, is accused of indecently assaulting the teenager four times and attempting rape once between July and December last year (02). Holland has pleaded not guilty to LEICESTER CROWN COURT, England.

Holland appeared in the dock with co-defendant SPIROS LAOUTARIS, who faces four charges of indecently assaulting the same teenager during the same period.

JUDGE CHARLES WIDE QC released both men on unconditional bail to appear again at NORTHAMPTON CROWN COURT, England on a later date.

08/08/2003 17:18