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BRITISH ACTOR MICHAEL LE VELL CHARGED WITH 19 CHILD SEX OFFENCES

Friday, February 15, 2013 - Veteran British soap star Michael Le Vell has been charged with a string of

child sex offences.

The Coronation Street veteran, real name Michael Turner, has been charged

with 19 offences including "raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child".

A statement from a Greater Manchester Police spokesman reads: "The charges... relate to offences against a child between 2001 and 2010."

Le Vell, 47, will appear before magistrates in Manchester, England on 27 February .

The actor was questioned by cops on suspicion of an offense involving a young girl in 2011, but the investigation was dropped last year . (Mj/wnWcsk/kl)

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