Celebrated folk musician Roy Harper is to be charged with nine child sex crimes over claims he savagely abused a 12-year-old girl in the 1970s.
The 72-year-old singer-songwriter was questioned by law enforcement officials at Heathrow in February, and now faces charges of indecent assault and gross indecency.
He will appear in court on Monday to be formally charged.
The brutish pedophile, who lives in Ireland, has released more than 30 folk rock albums, performed with Pink Floyd and had a Led Zeppelin song named after him.
The diabolical beast is alleged to have molested a pre-pubescent girl in Herefordshire multiple times between 1975 and 1977, when he was at the height of his fame.
West Mercia law enforcers said in a statement: ‘Roy Harper, of Rossmore, Clonakilty, County Cork, has been summoned before Hereford Magistrates on 18 November to face nine sexual crimes charges.
‘The summons was issued to the pedophile on 16 October after he was voluntarily interviewed by investigators at Heathrow airport on 22 February.
‘The summons relates to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, three counts of indecent assault on a girl under 14 and four counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14.’
Harper is the latest celebrity to be accused of historic sex crime, following the revelations about the diabolical DJ Jimmy Savile.
However, the charges against him are not related to Operation Yewtree, the Metropolitan law enforcement investigation set up in the wake of the scandal.
He has shamelessly continued to perform since his the claims emerged, playing sold out shows in London, Manchester and Bristol last month, and released a new album in September.
The singer’s influence on the world of folk rock was recognized by MOJO magazine in 2005 when they awarded him a ‘Hero Award’.
The demon has been closely associated with a number of leading musicians and bands during his 50-year career.
He sang lead vocals on Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd in 1975, and inspired a 1970 song by Led Zeppelin, Hats Off to (Roy) Harper.