January Trial Date For Actor Bill Roache

January 13 has been set as the trial date for Coronation Street actor Bill Roache.

81-year-old Roache faces 7 charges of historical sexual abuse, including two counts of rape against a 15-year-old and five counts of indecent assault against four girls aged between 11 and 16.

The Guardian reported that at Preston crown court this morning, Roache spoke to confirm his name. He is return to court again on 02 September to enter an official plea.


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Roache Claims To Have Never Met Victims
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