Roy Harper Child Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

(Classic Rock) Roy Harper has been acquitted of all of the remaining sexual assault charges that were hanging over him. The folk icon was acquitted of two charges by a jury earlier this year, but five others remained unresolved - including two counts of indecent assault, two of indecency with a child, and one of having sex with a child.

On Monday at Worcester Crown Court, the charges were all dropped and the 74-year-old has since spoken of his "anger" at having spent his life savings on defending the case.

He tells the Guardian: "This case should never have gone as far as this, or taken so long to resolve. The psychological and personal cost to my wife and myself has been enormous and the financial cost hugely unfair. I lost my livelihood and I spent my savings, and more, on my defense. Despite coming out of this without a blemish on my name, I cannot recoup my costs and that's left me incredibly angry." Read more here.

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