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21 March 2013, 14:49
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell will stand trial in September on child sex charges after appearing in court in Manchester.
The 48-year-old, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the soap, is accused of 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.
They all relate to one complainant and are alleged to have happened between 2001 and 2010.
Le Vell, whose real name is Michael Turner, will enter a plea on May 17th.
The father of two has already stated that he's innocent and will fight the allegations through the courts.
A full trial is expected to start in early September.
ITV has said he will not be appearing in any further episodes of the soap pending the outcome of legal proceedings.