Corrie actor due in court

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell is due to appear in Manchester Magistrates' Court facing 19 child sex charges.

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Michael Le Vell appeared before magistrates this morning, charged with 19 sex offences including six counts of rape with a child under the age of 16.

The Coronation Street actor entered no plea but his solicitor indicates he will fully contest the charges.

The case has been referred to Manchester Crown Court for March 20th.

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Coronation Street actor enters no plea to charges

Michael Le Vell has been charged with 19 sex offences including six counts of rape with a child under the age of 16.

He only confirmed his real name - Michael Turner - and address.

The Coronation Street actor entered no plea but his solicitor indicates he will fully contest the charges.

The case has been referred to Manchester Crown Court for March 20.

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Corrie actor Michael Le Vell to appear in court

Michael Le Vell Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell is due to appear in court today charged with 19 child sex offences.

The 48-year-old actor, whose real name is Michael Turner, is accused of raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child, among other charges.

Le Vell denies the accusations and has vowed to "fight them vigorously".

The actor will appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court later today.

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