Folk Singer Roy Harper Accused with Sexual Assault of Underage Girl
Published Nov 15, 2013In a disturbing piece of news, accusations have emerged that British-born folk vet Roy Harper sexually assaulted an underage girl in Herefordshire, UK, in the '70s.
The BBC reports that the songwriter, who is now 72, has been charged with nine counts of sexual assault. He's scheduled to appear at Hereford Magistrates' Court on Monday (November 18).
The alleged incidents took place between 1975 and 1977. They concern one girl, who was 12 when the offences began.
The court summons was issued on October 16 and came after he was interviewed by police at London's Heathrow Airport earlier this year.
Harper has been a part of the music world since the '60s. He's still active, having toured and released the new album Man and Myth this year. During his career, he has worked with acts like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Pete Townshend and more.