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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The papers are reporting today that a 'famous' 17-year-old TV star has been charged with the rape and molestation of a 14-year-old boy on five separate occasions at a London theatre and school, and will appear before Highbury Youth Court on November 6th.

Here's the Daily Mail's take on the story. Both boys are under age, meaning that neither can be named for legal reasons, so all the newspapers are permitted to reveal about the accused is his age of 17, the fact that he lives in Sutton, and the added detail that he's a television star or actor. To reveal his identity would put them in contempt of court.

So that article doesn't tell you who he is. Unfortunately this one does. Most of the papers reported his name back in May, before the courts ruled against it. And they've still got the old articles up on their websites. Here's The Sun's version.

I wonder where they stand legally on that..?


Phil's Mum said...

Well, it explains why Eastenders have put him in prison.

A Passer-By said...

Are you allowed to put a link to all the forbidden details?   I can see you being called for  jury service again, but on the wrong end!!