‘Coronation Street’ actor cleared of sex charges

LONDON (AP) — A British jury has cleared Michael Le Vell, a longtime star of the British soap opera “Coronation Street,” of child sex abuse charges.

The 48-year-old actor was found not guilty Tuesday of 12 offenses, including five counts of rape.

Le Vell is a nationally known figure because of his 30 years playing mechanic Kevin Webster on the popular television show, which is set in a fictional working-class district in northwestern England.

The actor had been taken off the show after he was charged in February. Producers left open the possibility that he could be brought back if found innocent.

He was cleared after an eight-day trial at Manchester Crown Court.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s