Roy Harper, a former singer for Pink Floyd and an influential force for Led Zeppelin, has been charged with child sex offences on nine counts between 1975 and 1977. 

The 72 year-old musician is due before Hereford Magistrates' Court next Monday (18th Nov.) accused of nine counts of sexual assault pertaining to one victim, as reported by BBC News.

Harper's offences are said to have been committed in Herefordshire in the seventies although he now resides in the Republic of Ireland.

A court summons was issued to the former MOJO Hero, of Rossmore, Clonakilty, County Cork, on 16 October, after he was voluntarily interviewed by police at Heathrow Airport on 22 February.

Mr Harper has not publically commented on the subject.

The musician has recorded more than 30 albums during his career and performed on a sold out tour, last month. He famously sang lead vocals on Pink Floyd's Have a Cigar on the band's 1975 classic album Wish You Were Here and was awarded the MOJO Hero Award by the music magazine in 2005.

A force spokesman said: "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.

"The charges are in connection with offences alleged to have taken place in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim."

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Roy Harper Is Due In Court After Being Charged With Nine Child Sex Offences.