Michael Le Vell charged with 19 child sex offences

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EmmaDale Fri 15-Feb-13 00:11:03

If I remember correctly, he was questioned last year but I thought he wasn't going to be charged with any offences at all - clearly not.

Have you got a link?

underthemountain Fri 15-Feb-13 00:17:17

Breaking news on BBC.

EmmaDale Fri 15-Feb-13 00:18:18

Apologies.

BBC

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 15-Feb-13 00:18:54
HazeltheMcWitch Fri 15-Feb-13 00:19:25

(apols for cross-post)

Bloody hell, incl one of child rape.

mrstiredandconfused Fri 15-Feb-13 00:23:05

Omfg sadO

MeDented Fri 15-Feb-13 00:30:23

Omg that gave me the shivers, that man is in my home 3 nights a week!

Booyhoo Fri 15-Feb-13 00:40:04

very very sad if he is guilty of these crimes.

PariahHairy Fri 15-Feb-13 01:46:51

I dread looking at the news lately, leaves me agog half the blood time. The world seems awash with sociopaths and child abusers, don't know which one has shocked me more, this one or the guy from lost prophets.

differentnameforthis Fri 15-Feb-13 03:55:01

Omg that gave me the shivers, that man is in my home 3 nights a week!

hmm more to the point, he has worked with young children!

SucksToBeMe Fri 15-Feb-13 04:24:42

shock.

CheeryCherry Fri 15-Feb-13 07:01:23

shock This is horrendous. sad

Lighthousekeeping Fri 15-Feb-13 07:04:05

I'm speechless

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 07:38:47

I think when he initially investigated it was for allegations of actions well well before 2001. Apparently there wasnt enough evidence to proceed. It saddens me that now there are more allegations.

RobinSparkles Fri 15-Feb-13 07:41:19

Bloody hell shock sad

that man is in my home 3 nights a week!

Really?

Or is he just on the television. hmm

I am not overly surprised given the previous accusations - I suspect that this may happen with many who were under scrutiny before. sad

Mrspartacus Fri 15-Feb-13 08:30:31

Omg I so wanted him to be innocent!!! He was one of my first tv crushes.

ajandjjmum Fri 15-Feb-13 08:32:57

I suppose we'll certainly see him jailed for helping Tyrone now!

Trying not to judge until we know the facts.

Cheddars Fri 15-Feb-13 08:35:37

It's Michael Le Vel who's been arrested, not Kevin Webster. That kind of makes a difference in my head.

shrimponastick Fri 15-Feb-13 08:39:53

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Am stuck for words.

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 08:42:53

Hmm...good point aj or die in a fire.

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MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 09:14:09

I imagine the parents of any child he has ever worked with on Corrie will be horrified and sickened.

Lighthousekeeping Fri 15-Feb-13 09:19:15

I think he has young children of his own. It's one thing after another it seems.

everlong Fri 15-Feb-13 09:55:43

Shocked to read this again.

Let's hope they get to the bottom of it.

EmmaDale Fri 15-Feb-13 10:03:59

It's just been reported that as of today, he won't be appearing in anymore episodes of Corrie.

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 10:06:29

Good god.

It feels as though he has been found guilty by jury. Byt he hasnt has he?

Lighthousekeeping Fri 15-Feb-13 10:19:05

I think it's the fact that its the second time and relates to much more recent dates sad

Whos said hes guilty on here? no one, everyone seems to be saying they are shocked that hes been charged with child abuse and rape. Hes in most peoples living rooms every week, of course people are going to talk about feeling shocked.

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 10:32:46

No, I mean by the fact that he has been removed from all future episodes.of Corrie. Its like they have decided he is guilty and that is that.

Last time, there were messages of support from his work.

As I understand it, he has been charged following a CPS review of the evidence gathered in the original investigation. I don't believe the charges relate to any more recent allegations. It is good to know that the CPS have continued to look at this but it does seem to have taken them a long time.

Once hes been charged with something so serious its the norm for someone to be suspended from their work, if found innocent he`d be re-instated, but I can understand their taking him off the air, I think thats right for everyone.

TepidCoffee Fri 15-Feb-13 10:55:33

Can we stop saying 'people' and start saying men?

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 10:56:58

hmm tepid?

This is shocking. I had no idea he'd previously been investigated.

VitoCorleone Fri 15-Feb-13 11:22:55

Fucking hell!

Lighthousekeeping Fri 15-Feb-13 11:30:08

It was briefly in the news. I think it was a teenage girl but, my memory is vague. Well, I hope it all gets sorted once and for all.

I can't imagine any job that involved you working with children not suspending you until after the trial.

Buzzardbird Fri 15-Feb-13 12:39:38

I am horrified but not surprised. I wonder why that is?

It's all very confused. 19 counts?

runningforme Fri 15-Feb-13 13:04:46

pariah both cases are vile, though the lost prophets guy takes it to the most sickening degree of all...wasn't he planning to abuse a 1 year old? Depraved .

CheeryCherry Fri 15-Feb-13 14:45:56

It's all so depressing, and horrific to think that we're seeing all these media reports about allegations regarding 'celebrities', people we watch and admire.... how many more can there be?

OverlyYappy Fri 15-Feb-13 14:49:04

I was listening to the Radio and Coronation Street are cutting him out of all scenes until/if this is all cleared up. I didn't know this was the second time he had been suspected of this. Very surprised, no idea why I am surpised but I am.

Tepid It's not just men you know? I wonder how many more cases the CPS are reviewing now. As this was a CPS case review from 2011.

EldritchCleavage Fri 15-Feb-13 15:26:35

the lost prophets guy takes it to the most sickening degree of all...wasn't he planning to abuse a 1 year old? Depraved

He's accused of doing that, it isn't established fact that he was actually planning it. Ditto Michael Le Vell: he's been charged, not convicted.

meditrina Fri 15-Feb-13 15:40:10

He went off screen during the investigations in 2011 (?) and will be off screen again now, according to Granada, until the legal process has run its course. He is vigorously denying the allegations.

There won't be any more information now until it comes to trial. Has anything been said about when that might be?

He is vigorously denying the allegations.

This is not directed at any of the accused at all, but does anyone ever hold their hands up and admit it?

runningforme Fri 15-Feb-13 17:18:55

eldritch ok, accused. But it's the second time, and there are 19 counts

I wouldn't have my kids in the same room as him, convicted or not

scaevola Fri 15-Feb-13 17:32:01

NotADragonOfSoup Few put their hands up, but some go quiet.

Booyhoo Fri 15-Feb-13 18:07:00

scaevola do you mean they stop denying it or they just refuse to say anything?

scaevola Fri 15-Feb-13 18:36:39

I mean that some make no comment at all, or make a denial in straightforward language, rather than vigorously. Then again, perhaps I shouldn't read too much into it, as it might be down to publicist's advice as much as anything.

thunksheadontable Fri 15-Feb-13 21:31:01

Tepid, people have televisions, not just men!

I am pretty shocked too, even though I haven't watched Corrie regularly in years.

TepidCoffee Fri 15-Feb-13 21:34:47

I wasn't referring to telly owners, I was referring to pumpkinsweetie's comment about being surprised about what people we least expect being capable of. The perpetrators are overwhelmingly male. I take wewherehere's point, but still - overwhelmingly male.

You're wrong. "People" is correct. "overwhelmingly" is not the same as "all".

It's your kind of comment that makes people think MN hate men.

jesiii Sat 16-Feb-13 14:20:01

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dotnet Sun 17-Feb-13 18:01:49

Every person convicted of interfering with children sexually, needs in depth psychiatric treatment, as well as punishment. It's an odd, odd and frightening compulsion - VERY frightening for parents to know that kiddy fiddlers are out there, but it's probably frightening for a lot of the offenders themselves to know that they are so deviant.
I think a lot of sex offenders just go to prison and don't get any treatment at all - do any MNers know if this is the case?

LadyDamerel Sun 17-Feb-13 19:12:59

Dotnet, I have a friend who is a criminal psychologist and she works with sex offenders who are in prison. Some of them are rapists, some are paedophiles but yes, they do get help in prison.

Animation Sun 17-Feb-13 19:40:44

'I mean that some make no comment at all, or make a denial in straightforward language, rather than vigorously.'

Yes I thought the same. Why the 'vigorously' word??

ClareisMee Mon 18-Feb-13 01:02:01

The thought of such a familiar character, indeed one who our DC recognise and would certanly choose to be with is very unsettling.

ComposHat Mon 18-Feb-13 01:13:52

The perpetrators are overwhelmingly male. I take wewherehere's point, but still - overwhelmingly male

From my time working for social services I can give you examples of children sexually abused by their own mothers, children involved in voodoo rituals by their mothers, children used to courier knives and drugs by their mothers, children pimped out by their mothers in exchange for booze.

So please put your soapbox away and stick to the matter in hand.

PootlePosyPerkin Mon 18-Feb-13 01:15:27

It is 19 charges relating to 1 potential victim is it not? I may be entirely naive but I am still hoping beyond hope that this is a case of false accusation.

If not, I will be the first to apologise to the lady & throw stones at the evil bastard. Still hope it's not true though :-(

ComposHat Mon 18-Feb-13 01:35:26

Just goes to show, the people we would least expect are capable of such horrid things

The world seems awash with sociopaths and child abusers, don't know which one has shocked me more, this one or the guy from lost prophets

No one has been convicted of anything.

We haven't heard one piece of evidence.

It is in extremely poor taste to assume they are guilty or to speculate about what they did or didn't do based on NO information. It is the same 'no smoke without fire mentality' and lack of critical thought - oh it is in the papers it must be true - that leads to vigilante mobs.

I hope in the interests of justice, that neither of you are ever called up for jury service.

BelindaCarlisle Mon 18-Feb-13 02:25:30

Sex offenders on short sentences get nothing

EldritchCleavage Mon 18-Feb-13 10:29:52

I agree, ComposHat.

These charges relate to the same allegations that came up against this actor before. The CPS decided then not to prosecute, that decision was reviewed and has now been reversed.

Why not reserve judgment until there has been a trial?

thezebrawearspurple Mon 18-Feb-13 20:21:45

No judgement should be made until the trial. It will be awful if it turns out that this man is innocent, there are few worse allegations to suffer. Even if he is innocent there will always people who believe that 'he got away with it', it's so wrong that a reputation can be forever publicly destroyed on the basis of yet unproven allegations. There should be anonymity for the accused as there is for the accuser.

ImperialBlether Wed 20-Feb-13 12:42:38

Oh god, who said "kiddy fiddlers"?

That is the most awful term.

I agree that no judgement should be made until the trial. A false accusation is dreadful. If he's guilty, it will come out.

howardhughes1972 Sat 09-Mar-13 15:48:58

"No one has been convicted of anything.

We haven't heard one piece of evidence.

It is in extremely poor taste to assume they are guilty or to speculate about what they did or didn't do based on NO information."

Not only poor taste, it's actually illegal to speculate on a sub judice matter.

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