Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell molested a young girl as she clutched a teddy bear and warned her that if she told anyone she would 'die', a court heard today.
The actor allegedly told the girl, 'It's okay, just keep calm, stay asleep... I'm going to get rid of the evil,' as he sexually abused the youngster, Manchester Crown Court was told.
He also allegedly told her: 'It's our little secret, no-one needs to know otherwise ... you'll die and the
evil will come over you.'
Le Vell, 48, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, is facing 12 charges in all - five counts of rape, three of indecent assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and two of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
Le Vell, who is on trial under his real name of Michael Turner, denies the offences and shook his head saying 'not guilty' in a strong voice as the charges were put to him before his trial began.
The first time he molested the girl, she clutched one teddy bear while Le Vell put another teddy bear over her mouth, it is alleged.
'It's okay. I'm making the evil stop once and for all now. It'll be fine,' he allegedly told the girl.
He then molested the youngster, kissed her on the cheek and left, the court heard.
The jury heard that on another occasion Le Vell molested the girl.
'He did not say anything this time, and after he had finished, he just got up and left,' Ms Laws said.
'She recalls that afterwards she felt sick,' the prosecutor added.