Charges against influential musician Roy Harper include two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, police said.
A West Mercia Police spokesman said:
– West Mercia Police spokesman
The summons relates to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, three counts of indecent assault on a girl under 14 and four counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14.
The charges are in connection with offences alleged to have taken place in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim.
A summons was issued to the musician on October 16, after he was voluntarily interviewed by police at Heathrow Airport on February 22.
Influential singer-songwriter Roy Harper, 72, has been charged with a series of historic sex offences, police said.
- Harper is a prolific performer has produced more than 30 albums during his career.
- He performed a sold-out UK tour last month.
- Rock band Led Zeppelin cite him as a major influence, and released the 1970 track 'Hats off to (Roy) Harper'.
- Harper sang lead vocals on Pink Floyd's track 'Have a Cigar' on their 1975 classic album 'Wish You Were Here'.
- Pete Townshend, Kate Bush and Fleet Foxes are others who have named Harper as a key influence.
- He was awarded the MOJO Hero Award by the music magazine in 2005.
Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper is facing charges in relation to a series of historic sex offences against an underage girl.
The singer-songwriter, who has performed with Pink Floyd and influenced rock band Led Zeppelin, has been summonsed to appear at Hereford Magistrates' Court on Monday, West Mercia Police said.
The 72-year-old, of Rossmore, Clonakilty, County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, is facing nine sexual offences charges in total.