'Coronation Street' actor faces new charges
LONDON (AP) — A longtime star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" has been charged with five counts of indecent assault on young girls dating back to 1965.
The charges against 81-year-old William Roache come on top of two counts of rape the soap actor already is facing involving a 15-year-old girl about three decades ago.
British prosecutors said Thursday they are charging Roache with five counts of indecent assault against four different girls, between the ages of 11 or 12 and 17. Three of the offenses allegedly took place in 1965 and two in 1968.
Roache, who has played Ken Barlow on the series since its first episode in 1960, will appear in court Friday. He has previously vowed to fight the rape charges.
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTGuess the Ring
From Crowd Ignite