Skip to comments.More skeletons in BBC closet: 83-year-old broadcaster charged with rape
Posted on 01/23/2013 4:41:30 PM PST by Jyotishi
London - Veteran TV and radio broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault. The 83-year-old BBC presenter is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in 1976. He is also charged with 14 offences of indecent assault against 10 girls aged nine to 16 between 1967 and 1986, The Sun reported.
The charges are related to new alleged victims but not linked to his previous court appearance on sex abuse charges, which he has denied. Hall was arrested on Tuesday morning after attending a police station by appointment. He was bailed to face Preston magistrates February 7.
"Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, an 83-year-old man has this evening been charged with one offence of rape and 14 offences of indecent assault," Daily Mail quoted Lancashire police in a statement.
On January 7, Hall, a father of two, appeared in the same court to deny sexually abusing three girls aged nine to 16, between 1974 and 1984. He was accused of fondling a girl, then aged 16 or 17, in 1974. He was also accused of molesting a nine-year-old girl in 1983 and grabbing a 13-year-old girl by chin.
Hall is due at Preston Crown Court, Lancashire, April 16 in relation to those three earlier charges. The BBC has stated he would not be working at the corporation while he is facing allegations.
Too many sickos in this world.
So, he’s been doing this since the 70s, and they just keep putting him back on the air again? And evidently they’re ready to take him back one more, if he can just get off on a technicality.
I remember, when I was still a schoolboy, thinking of the BBC as the most dignified and reliable news service in the world.
I guess that suggests how old I am. It’s been a long time since they exchanged that old reliability for ideology, and started favoring Communists and Muslims over their own side. Not long after Churchill died, I think.
If I still lived in the UK.....I would refuse to pay for a ‘TV license’. Good lawd. Jimmy Savile....now this? Shut the BBC down!!!
I don’t doubt the guy could be guilty, just wonder how you can really prove a case from nearly 40 years ago without some good strong evidence. And if the evidence has existed and was never acted upon, those who investigated should be held to account as well.
its endemic in Hollyweird too
too bad we don’t see them getting arrested
because they are okay with it. Same as Hollyweird.
Assault with a dead weapon?
Stuart Hall for Boys — Schools of the Sacred Heart
This even snared Gary Glitter aka. Paul Gadd. He has gotten into a lot of trouble lately.