Coronation Street’s Bill Roache ‘Raped’ 14-Year-Old Twice, Court Hears, Dave Lee Travis ‘Was Snogging My Face Off.. I Thought I Was Going To Be Raped’, Woman Tells Court
January 18, 2014 Comments Off on Coronation Street’s Bill Roache ‘Raped’ 14-Year-Old Twice, Court Hears, Dave Lee Travis ‘Was Snogging My Face Off.. I Thought I Was Going To Be Raped’, Woman Tells Court
Dave Lee Travis ‘Was Snogging My Face Off.. I Thought I Was Going To Be Raped’, Woman Tells Court
The Huffington Post UK/PA 16/01/2014
A “petrified” woman has told how she thought she was going to be raped by DJ Dave Lee Travis when she was 15 at a Showaddywaddy concert, a court heard.
The alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the former Radio 1 DJ became “frisky” with her after she was invited into his caravan at the gig on a farm in the late 1970s.
In a videoed police interview played to the court, the woman said she was talking about music with Travis inside the caravan when he offered to sign her poster….
Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, is charged with 13 counts of indecent assault dating back to between 1976 and 2003, and one count of sexual assault in 2008.
The 68-year-old, from Buckinghamshire, is accused of assaulting 11 women, one of whom was 15 at the time of the alleged crime.
He denies all the charges….
Coronation Street’s Bill Roache ‘Raped’ 14-Year-Old Twice, Court Hears
The Huffington Post UK 16/01/2014
A woman allegedly raped by Coronation Street star William Roache kept quiet for decades because she blamed herself, a court has heard.
She described how she was a “gullible” teenager – “a kid” – who was raped on two different occasions in 1967 at the actor’s then-home in Lancashire.
A jury at Preston Crown Court has been told the woman finally came forward to police last year in the wake of a number of celebrity sex scandals.
In her police interview played to the court, the woman told a female officer: “All these years I have never brought it to anyone’s attention. I chose not to say anything.
“I thought I was to blame, especially the second time.
“I was gullible … I was a kid. I would never have repeated it to anyone.”
But by last year she said “it has started to bother me because there might be other people that this has happened to”.
She continued: “It started where I can’t sleep, it is there at the back of my mind all the time.”
The woman detailed how in the first alleged assault Roache – who knew her, she said – had sex with her with “no warning” in the bedroom of his bungalow….
Roache, 81, of Wilmslow, Cheshire – who has played Ken Barlow in the ITV soap for more than 50 years – denies the rapes.
He has also pleaded not guilty to five counts of indecent assault involving four other complainants aged 16 and under.
The alleged offences are said to have occurred between 1965 and 1971….