Soap actor facing rape charge

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William Roache, the world’s longest serving soap actor, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of raping an underage girl decades ago.

The 81-year-old actor appears on the long-running British soap opera “Coronation Street”.

The crime allegedly happened with the girl was 15 back in 1967.

Roache has proclaimed his innocence.

Read more at Reuters.