British television presenter John Leslie has become the latest entertainer to become embroiled in a sexual assault scandal after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Leslie, who formerly hosted BBC kids TV series Blue Peter and the UK remake of Wheel of Fortune for ITV between 1998 and 2001, is alleged to have put his hand up a woman’s skirt at Atik, a nightclub in the city’s West Tollcross district in June. Leslie will appear in court in due course.
A police spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh have charged a 52-year-old man following a report that a 26-year-old woman was the victim of a sexual assault at a nightclub in the Tollcross area on Sunday 25 June.”
Leslie has not regularly appeared on television since the early 2000s but has appeared as a radio DJ on stations including Castle FM and the Scottish Bauer Radio AM network over the last five years.
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