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    Street Star Roache In Rape Arrest

    wiseguy May 1, 2013

    1. wiseguy

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      Coronation Street star William Roache has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s.
      A man, aged 81, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, is being questioned at a Lancashire Police station, police said.
      The offences are alleged to have been committed in Haslingden between April and July 1967, officers said.
      Neither Mr Roache, who has played Ken Barlow in the soap since 1960, nor his representatives have commented.
      A Coronation Street spokesman said: "Given that a police investigation is under way it would not be appropriate to comment."

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22366981
       
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      Why does somebody wait almost 50 yrs to report it ?
       
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      i think in the 60,s aps, it was easier to keep your mouth shut, and his word would probebly be taken against hers, but thats just my opinionthey shipped my auntie away, and grandmother, grandmother and auntie came back and baby was now my uncle instead of cousin, it was a shame thing, and i imagine it was the same for rape etc
       
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      Ye but after this length of time how does she prove it.
      It's not for him to disprove it happened.
       
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      well thats a good question, we will have to wait and see what the evidence is i suppose, because i cant imagine him feeling guilty enough to admit it
       
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      Just been reading on Sky News that he has now been charged with rape and will appears in Magistrates Court on May 14th. It's so shocking to see the amount of allegations being made just recently and against some pretty famous people from years gone by also. It will be interesting to see what evidence they did find with Bill Roache to be able to charge him so soon after his arrest.
       
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      As a Corrie fan, I hope theses allegations do turn out not to be the true,
      But it is also my opinion that rape is only one step down from murder in the scale of crime - and if there is any truth there, then yes, it should be thoroughly investigated, however long ago it was.
       
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      Coronation Street star William Roache has "strenuously" denied raping a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s.
      Mr Roache, 81, is accused of two counts of rape in Haslingden, Lancashire, between April and July 1967.
      The actor, who plays Ken Barlow in the ITV soap, said in a statement through his lawyers: "I am astounded and deeply horrified by the extraordinary events of the last 24 hours."
      He is due to appear before Preston magistrates on 14 May.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22378146
       
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      How does the law Work?
       
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      IT DOSNT IN THIS COUNTRY IM AFRAID
       
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      Couldn't have said this better myself WG. Too many get away with bad crimes in this Country, it's sickening.
       
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