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A girl who claims Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell raped her as she clutched her favourite teddy bear was today accused of lying to police to make her story ‘sound more convincing’, a court heard.
The alleged victim told Manchester Crown Court that the 48-year-old TV star always abused her in the early hours of the morning.
Le Vell has played garage mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV1 soap for 30 years, and is facing a total of 12 sex charges.
He is accused of five counts of rape, three of indecent assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and two of causing a child to engage in sexual activity. He denies all the charges.
Yesterday Manchester Crown Court heard he raped a young girl in her bed after covering her mouth with her favourite teddy bear.
Today Alisdair Williamson, defending Le Vell, questioned alleged inconsistencies about what time the girl had told police she had been abused.