Last week Stuart Hall was charged with 15 counts of rape and 1 charge of indecent assault allegedly relating to 2 teenage girls who were aged between 12 and 15 time at the time of the assaults. It is alleged that the assaults were committed between 1974 – 1980.
Earlier this year Hall pleaded guilty to 14 charges of indecent assault. He was initially sentenced to 15 months imprisonment however this was increased by the Court of Appeal and he is now serving a 30 month sentence. Read our previous blog entitled 'Justice as Stuart Hall admits 14 charges of indecent assault, our Child Abuse Solicitors discuss'.
Hall is due to attend Preston Magistrates’ Court on 8 November 2013 in relation to these recent charges. Nazir Afzal, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Following a careful review, we have decided that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute Stuart Hall for 16 alleged sexual offences against two girls and that it is in the public interest to do so."
Alongside the criminal investigation Hall’s victims may be able to pursue a civil claim in relation to the assaults and any subsequent psychological distress they have suffered as a result of the abuse. This can assist victims to obtain any support or treatment required. At Slater and Gordon we are experienced in dealing with cases like these and currently represent over 70 of Savile’s victims.
If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised above or if you have been a victim of any form of abuse please contact one of our specialist Child Abuse Solicitors on 020 7657 1658/1502/1653 for free confidential advice. Any communication will dealt with in strict confidence.