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Michael Le Vell denies "dark secrets" were child abuse

The Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell has denied that "dark secrets" he has admitted to were not child abuse.

The actor told the jury conversations he had about "something unforgivable" were concerned with extra-marital affairs.

The 48-year-old, on trial at Manchester Crown Court under his real name Michael Turner, denies 12 offences against a young girl, including five of rape.

Ed Thomas reports.

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