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Max Clifford Charged With 11 Counts Of Indecent Assault

26/04/2013 18:39 BST | Updated 26/04/2013 18:56 BST

Max Clifford has been charged with 11 indecent assaults, with some involving girls under 16, prosecutors have confirmed.

The publicist will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 28.

In a statement on Friday night, the Crown Prosecution Service said the 11 indecent assaults were allegedly committed between 1966 and 1985.

Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: “We have carefully considered the evidence gathered as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Max Clifford, who was initially arrested on 6 December 2012 over allegations of sexual offences.

“Having completed our review, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Clifford to be charged with 11 offences of indecent assault relating to seven complainants."

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Clifford said the charges were false and vowed to clear his name

The CPS said there was insufficient evidence for charges in relation to three separate allegations.

Saunders added: "May I remind all concerned that Mr Clifford has a right to a fair trial. It is very important that nothing is said, or reported, which could prejudice that trial. For these reasons it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.”

Indecent assault is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

The charges in full are:

  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 14, in 1966

  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1974/75

  • Three offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 15, in 1977/78

  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1978

  • Two offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 16 or 17, in 1981/82

  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1980/81

  • Two offences of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1984/85