Coronation Street Star Michael Le Vell arrives at Manchester Crown Court to face child sex offences
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Michael Le Vell trial: 'Rape victim threatened with death'

2 September 2013 Last updated at 20:13 BST

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell told his rape victim it was their "little secret" and she would "die" if she told anyone, a court has heard.

Mr Le Vell, 48, who appeared under his real name Michael Turner, is facing 12 charges, including five of rape.

The counts relate to one girl, who cannot be named, who was abused from the age of six, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Mr Le Vell, of Hale in Trafford, has denied all the charges. Judith Moritz reports from Manchester Crown Court.