It's now known that he faces two charges of raping the same girl.
While I agree with that, I also think that celebrities are now wide open to allegations of sexual abuse, whether the complaints are true or not. Some people will do anything in the hope of getting financial reward, i.e. by way of compensation. Also I would very much like to know just what evidence the police have that can be relied on 46 years after these rapes allegedly took place. If the girl in question did report them to the police at the time, then the police involved should be charged with negligence, assuming that they're still alive.
I agree with you Aileen, I knew someone who was accused, and because he wanted to clear his name wouldn't plead guilty was sentenced went to Goal leaving his wife and 5yr old daughter for 6yrs. Those who knew him and who knew the so called victim said he was innocent. While he was prison the governors and all those who came in contact with said he was not guilty. He lost his profession good name, and years later his innocence was proved. The said family were after money etc.
At the moment we are seeing Rolf Harris and many others being named and I feel this is as you say for compensation. Some may think this is cynical but.......