On 3rd July 2015 Max Clifford, the former publicist, was charged with one count of indecent assault that was alleged to have occurred in 1981.
There are no more details that that available. It is not known what the age or sex of the complainant (which would determine the maximum sentence if he were to be convicted). We know that Mr Clifford will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 21st July 2015. At this stage, we won’t be saying much more about it, but we will come back to this later.
Meanwhile, we have a factseet on historic sexual abuse allegations that should give some background.