Saturday, January 18, 2014

Coronation Street star Roache 'raped girl, 15, in his family home

Signed photo, allegedly sent to a 14-year-old girl who
has accused him of indecent assault in the 1960s
William Roache pushed a schoolgirl on to a bed at his family home and committed a ‘cold, calculating’ rape, a court heard yesterday.

The veteran Coronation Street star targeted the 15-year-old a second time during the summer of 1967, pinning her up against a wall and, in a ‘quick fumble’ that lasted a matter of minutes, raped her again, a jury heard.

However, she came forward only last year after watching a television interview in which Roache spoke of how ‘there have been lots of women in my life’, which she said ‘made my skin crawl’.

Roache, 81, who has appeared as Ken Barlow since the ITV1 soap’s launch in 1960, is also accused of indecently assaulting four girls more than 40 years ago, allegedly exploiting his celebrity status in the belief they wouldn’t speak out.  (more...)


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