‘DJ Dave Lee Travis indecently assaulted a 19-year-old woman during a recording of Top Of The Pops, a court has heard.
The 68-year-old carried out a series of assaults which were “sexual in nature” while working as a disc jockey, acting in pantomimes and even at the opening of a hospital radio station, London’s Southwark Crown Court was told.
The former Radio One DJ, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, is on trial accused of assaulting 11 women, one of whom was 15 at the time of the alleged offence.’
‘Fame allowed Coronation Street star Bill Roache to carry out sex attacks on young girls and silence his victims for decades, a court heard.
Roache, as an actor playing Ken Barlow in the ITV soap watched by millions of TV fans, had the opportunity to prey on his victims and his stardom was one reason none of his young victims spoke of the abuse, it was alleged.
Roache, 81, denies five counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape involving five girls aged between 11 or 12 and 16. The offences are said to have occurred between 1965 and 1971.’
‘Veteran comic Freddie Starr has been arrested for a third time following a fresh allegation of sexual abuse.
The 70-year-old was quizzed by detectives from Operation Yewtree after voluntarily attending a police station.
Starr was already on bail in connection with alleged historic sex offences when he was arrested again.
‘Rolf Harris denied 12 charges of carrying out indecent assaults on young girls when he appeared in court today.
The veteran television entertainer is accused of carrying out the historic sex attacks over an 18-year period between 1968 and 1986.
He also faces a further four charges of making indecent photos of a child but is yet to enter pleas.
The 83-year-old’s wife Alwen Hughes sat in the public gallery along with his 49-year-old artist daughter Bindi.’
‘Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell raped a young girl in her bed after covering her mouth with her favourite teddy bear, a court heard yesterday.
A jury was told that he even threatened the youngster with death if she mentioned the attacks, which he allegedly carried out over a nine-year period starting when she was aged just six, and which he told her was ‘our little secret’.
‘No one needs to know otherwise you’ll be taken, you’ll die and the evil will come over you,’ he is accused of saying.’
‘Coronation Street star Bill Roache today pleaded not guilty to committing historic sexual offences against five girls.The 81-year-old actor formally denied the charges this morning in a hearing at Preston Crown Court in Lancashire.
The veteran soap star was arrested at his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in May and charged with two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in East Lancashire in 1967.’