The Central District Attorney on Tuesday charged a 36- year-old man with multiple counts of sodomy against a 13-year-old boy, in what was the third indictment filed so far following a massive police sting operation targeting child sex offenders.The defendant, named only as Gimmel in the indictment, cannot be identified because of a gag order.Natasha Youngs, Resident co-owner, said: “Last year we had 250 people queuing around the block before we opened.
At Resident records, in Brighton’s North Laine, voted the UK’s best rock and alternative store in an Entertainment Retailers Association poll, staff yesterday unpacked the vinyl set to become collector’s items.
Gimmel was remanded in custody two weeks ago as part of a wave of arrests following the police sting, during which a police agent posing as a 12-year-old child made contact with him. on the roof of a building in Tel Aviv, and had the child perform a sex act on him.
In addition to charges of sodomy against a minor aged under 14 and under 16, Gimmel is charged with sexual harassment and attempted sexual harassment of a minor under 15. Another of the charges alleges that in February 2011, Gimmel contacted a 14-yearold boy via a men’s dating website, and attempted to set up a meeting with the child for sex.
Despite the download revolution, sales of vinyl albums reached a six-year high last year, with 341,000 records bought, a 44% increase on 2010.
Now a global event, Record Store Day is designed to raise awareness of the UK’s independent retail outlets, still threatened by dwindling CD sales and ruthless price discounting by online rival Amazon.