Michael Le Vell charged with 19 child sex offences

'Coronation Street' actor Michael Le Vell has been charged with 19 sex offences, including rape of a child

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Michael Le Vell

Michael Le Vell has been charged with child sex offences.

The 'Coronation Street' actor - whose real name in Michael Turner - was first accused of assaulting a schoolgirl in September 2011 before the matter was dropped but after a review of the evidence, he was charged with 19 offences on Thursday (14.02.13).

Alison Levitt QC, Principal Legal Advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions said: "I have very carefully reviewed the evidence in this case and I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Michael Robert Turner with a number of sexual offences.

"I have authorised Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to charge Mr Turner with 19 offences, including rape of a child."

A spokeswoman from GMP said: "A man has been charged with 19 child sex offences.

"Michael Turner has been charged with 19 offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child.

"The charges, which were authorised by the CPS following a review of evidence, relate to offences against a child between 2001 and 2010."

Michael, 48, who has always strenuously denied the allegations, is due to appear before magistrates in Manchester on 27 February.

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