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Old 02-05-2013, 10:21
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....on children as young as nine.

Just seen on the Sky News website.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:24
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His Barrister released a statement saying he is sorry for what he has done.

Sorry he got caught more likely.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:26
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His Barrister released a statement saying he is sorry for what he has done.

Sorry he got caught more likely.
'He is sorry'...so that makes everything alright then???

UPDATE: The attacks were on 13 girls aged between nine and 17 and took place between 1967 & 1986.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:30
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Bloody hell.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:32
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Good grief. Makes me feel slightly dirty for finding him amusing all these years.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:32
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Honestly. I only went on the site to see if there was any update on the Bill Roache case...only to be confronted with this "breaking news".

What is this world really coming to??
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:34
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Now it on Daily Mail, and it's allow comments;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...n-young-9.html
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:43
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Do you think he's pleaded guilty on advice to get it over & done with, express his sorrow and hoping for a reduced sentence ?

No matter how long ago this happened, sexual assualt on a 9 year old is unacceptable, the man is finished now.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:45
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His Barrister released a statement saying he is sorry for what he has done.

Sorry he got caught more likely.
Exactly.

I bet he thought he'd gotten away with it as well. Dirty old sod.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:46
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Do you think he's pleaded guilty on advice to get it over & done with, express his sorrow and hoping for a reduced sentence ?

No matter how long ago this happened, sexual assualt on a 9 year old is unacceptable, the man is finished now.
I suspect so.

All this time watching him on It's A Knockout, all this time listening to him reporting from football matches...
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:46
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7th February 2013

Broadcaster Stuart Hall has said he will fight charges of rape and indecent assault after appearing in court.

Speaking outside court, Mr Hall said he would "fight the charges and regain my reputation" after going through a "living nightmare".
2nd May 2013

Broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine years old.
[BBC]
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:51
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Apparently the parents knew of what had happened at the time but didn't report it to the police. That's quite shocking. Their silence might have allowed him to abuse more children.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:54
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Apparently the parents knew of what had happened at the time but didn't report it to the police. That's quite shocking. Their silence might have allowed him to abuse more children.
Perhaps, some of those parents should also be prosecuted for failing to report a crime. Absolutely disgusting!
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:00
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This is exactly why these allegations should be taken seriously. No matter how long ago they are from.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:01
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I suspect so.

All this time watching him on It's A Knockout, all this time listening to him reporting from football matches...
Same goes for his commentary on Japanese gameshow Ninja Warrior but luckily a couple of years ago Challenge got a new bloke to do the voiceover so perhap they'll get him to re-dub all the Stuart Hall ones.

I agree with others.... the only thing Hall is sorry for is breaking the 11th Commandment

Thou Shalt Not Get Found Out
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:07
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Feel very sorry for the victims, especially if they had to watch this earlier this year,
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:07
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Perhaps, some of those parents should also be prosecuted for failing to report a crime. Absolutely disgusting!
And it may well be that , at the time, they did not tell their parents, or the parents did not believe them, or the parents spoke to Mr Hall about his behaviour and felt the warning was sufficient, or (as the complainants did not know each other) felt that this was a 'one off event' and would not happen again. Plus....times were very different in the 60's and 70's - it may well be that many parents did not then consider it was a criminal act
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:10
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Christ allmighty
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:19
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Feel very sorry for the victims, especially if they had to watch this earlier this year,
Christ, that makes me so angry.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:21
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And it may well be that , at the time, they did not tell their parents, or the parents did not believe them, or the parents spoke to Mr Hall about his behaviour and felt the warning was sufficient, or (as the complainants did not know each other) felt that this was a 'one off event' and would not happen again. Plus....times were very different in the 60's and 70's - it may well be that many parents did not then consider it was a criminal act
And maybe they thought they were protecting their child from having to go through police questioning and all that follows.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:23
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Bye Stuart

Enjoy the rest of your life in prison.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:27
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They really must have had some cast iron evidence against him for him to produce such an about turn in the space of 2 months. If I was one of the other celebrities accused/charged of similar historical offences recently I would be even more worried now.

PD Did they also search Stuart Hall's home when he was arrested?
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:28
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And maybe they thought they were protecting their child from having to go through police questioning and all that follows.
Agreed...there are all sorts of reasons why the allegations did not surface earlier
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:29
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I feel very fortunate, as I met him, with my school, when I was 9 in 1979 when he was a local TV presenter. I was chosen to present him with something. Lucky escape by the sounds of it.

Really shocked and disappointed to hear about this. I hope his victims can start to find some peace.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:32
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And it may well be that , at the time, they did not tell their parents, or the parents did not believe them, or the parents spoke to Mr Hall about his behaviour and felt the warning was sufficient, or (as the complainants did not know each other) felt that this was a 'one off event' and would not happen again. Plus....times were very different in the 60's and 70's - it may well be that many parents did not then consider it was a criminal act
They can bring all that up in their defense.
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