Veteran BBC presenter, Stuart Hall is jailed for indecent assault on teenage girls.
A veteran BBC presenter has been sentenced to a 15 months jail term after admitting 14 counts of indecent assault on girls, one as young as nine-years-old.
Former broadcaster, Stuart Hall, 83, was jailed after Preston crown court heard in graphic detail the range of offences Hall had carried out between 1967 and 1987.
The court heard that he had given one victim champagne and offered others elocution lessons before sexually assaulting his victims. One victim described the assault as a “frenzied maul”.
Judge Anthony Russell QC, said Hall was known to the public for his “genial personality” but there was “a darker side” to him.
Later on Monday, the Attorney General said he would look into Hall’s sentence after his office received a number of complaints that it was too low.
Meanwhile, the court heard how Hall had initially told police that there was a “vendetta against people in the public eye” and accused his victims of lying when he was arrested in December last year. He described one of the complainants as “a complete and utter liar”, another as “unstable” and suggested collusion was taking place.
Prosecutors had branded Hall an “opportunistic predator” following his guilty pleas last month.
Before sentencing, Hall’s lawyer Crispin Aylett QC said the accused was “a frightened and bewildered 83-year-old man”. At previous hearings, he said Hall was “only too aware his disgrace is complete”.
This article originally appeared on: Press TV