Actor Michael Le Vell Appears In Court On 19 Child Sex Crime Charges

Actor Michael Le Vell, Coronation Street’s Kevin Webster, has appeared in court to face a number of child sex crime charges.

48-year-old Le Vell is charged with 19 serious sexual offences, including six rapes and six indecent assaults.

During his appearance at Manchester magistrates court on Wednesday he spoke only to confirm his real name – Michael Robert Turner – his date of birth and his address in Altrincham, Cheshire.

All 19 charges relate to one complainant, a girl who was under 16 at the time of all of the alleged offences, which took place between September 2001 and September 2010.

Le Vell is accused of raping her six times between September 2001 and September 2006 in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester. He is also charged with indecently assaulting her six times between September 2002 and 2004.

A further seven charges relate to "non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl under 13" between 2004 and 2010.

No plea was entered but it is understood that Le Vell will contest all charges when the trial comes before the crown court next month.

Le Vell was released on bail and told to report for a preliminary hearing at Manchester crown court on 20 March.


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