Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with one offence of rape and 14 of indecent assault committed between 1967 and 1986 by British police. The offence involve 10 girls aged between nine and 16-years-old and the rape charge concerns a woman aged 22 when the alleged offence took place in 1976.
Hall has been arrested by Lancashire Police earlier on Tuesday after he attended a police station by appointment and that he was bailed to appear before magistrates in Preston, northwest England, on February 7.
Hall has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for half a century and was last year awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE). In fact, His eccentric and distinctive football match summaries have made him a cult figure on BBC radio.
It's indeed from fame to shame!