Thu 7 Feb 2013

Stuart Hall appears in court on rape charges

  • By Yafit Lazar
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • Preston, England, United Kingdom

British broadcaster Stuart Hall is set to appear before magistrates after he was charged with one offence of rape and 14 offences of indecent assault.

The 83-year-old BBC presenter was arrested on January 22 over rape charges. Hall allegedly committed rape in 1976 against a 22-year-old woman. The indecent assaults are alleged to have taken place between 1967 and 1986 on 10 girls aged between nine and 16.

Hall pleaded not guilty to three charges of indecent assault when he appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court early January.

The broadcaster is best known for his sports reporting on BBC Radio 5 live and for his work on the 1970s TV show It's A Knockout. He became an OBE in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting and charity.

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