Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell will appear at court to enter pleas after being accused of child sex abuse.
The star, who plays Kevin Webster in the soap, is charged with 19 offences including six counts of raping a child, six allegations of indecently assaulting a child and seven counts of sexual activity with a child.
Le Vell, whose real name is Michael Turner has stated claimed he's innocent and will fight the allegations through the courts. He will appear at Manchester Crown court this morning. A trial is expected to take place in September.
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