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British soap opera star denies child sex charges

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LONDON (AP) — A longtime star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" has vowed to fight charges he raped a 15-year-old girl in 1967. William Roache said in a statement Thursday he is "deeply horrified" by the charges and "strenuously" denies them. The 81-year-old actor has played Ken Barlow on the popular show since it was first broadcast in 1960. The soap, set in a fictional working-class...

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