John Leslie charged with sexual assault

12 Juillet, 2019, 15:27 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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The former Blue Peter presenter has been accused of assaulting a 30-year-old woman in Westminster in 2008.

A Scotland Yard statement said Leslie "was charged by postal requisition on Wednesday, 5 June with sexual touching of a woman aged 16 or over, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003".

"I am totally innocent of the historic allegation and will be contesting the trial". He is set to appear at Westminster magistrates' court on July 25 to face the charge.

The former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in December 2008. The Metropolitan Police said detectives continue to investigate.

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'The victim was aged 30 at the time.

Leslie's big break came in 1989 on Blue Peter, and he worked alongside Caron Keating, Tim Vincent, Anthea Turner and Diane-Louise Jordan for five years.

The star later joined the This Morning team on ITV, presenting one show a week alongside Fern Britton, now 61.

Between 2012 and 2016, Leslie had short stints as a radio DJ in Scotland with Castle FM and Bauer Radio.

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