British Folk Icon Roy Harper Has Been Acquitted Of All The Sexual Assault Charges Hanging Over Him.
A jury ruled the musician was not guilty of two historic charges earlier this year (15), but five others, dating back to the 1970s, including two counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a child, were left unresolved until Monday (09Nov15), when the case was closed on the 74 year old in a Worcester, England court house.
Angry Harper tells Britain's The Guardian, "This case should never have gone as far as this, or taken so long to resolve.
"The psychological and personal cost to my wife and myself has been enormous and the financial cost hugely unfair. I lost my livelihood and I spent my savings, and more, on my defence.
"Despite coming out of this without a blemish on my name, I cannot recoup my costs and that's left me incredibly angry."
A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service says, "We keep all our cases under constant review and in this case it was decided that based on the strength of the evidence there is no longer a realistic prospect of a conviction. We will be meeting with the complainant and her family in order to fully explain our decision."