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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Monday, 20 February 2017

Iconic Soap Coronation Street Takes on Child Sex Abuse

Coronation Street Nathan Curtis actor
struggling to rehearse lines as child sex abuse
storyline gets even darker

Chris Harper's character has been grooming schoolgirl Bethany Platt

Coronation Street actor Chris Harper has been struggling to rehearse as the Bethany Platt grooming storyline is getting even darker.

The 39-year-old actor, who plays abuser Nathan Curtis in the soap, took to Twitter today to admit that he was unable to practice on the way into the ITV studios like he usually does because the sex abuse plot is "heating up" and he felt uncomfortable reading his lines out loud.

He wrote: "Walking into @itvcorrie normally fine to run lines out loud on my hands-free. Not today. Things are heating up #Bethany #control."

It comes after the disturbing scenes on Friday, which saw schoolgirl Bethany [Lucy Fallon] lose her virginity to Nathan after his partner in crime Mel got her drunk at a nightclub.

Coronation Street actor Chris Harper has been struggling to rehearse as the Bethany Platt grooming storyline is getting even darker (Photo: ITV)

The story is to become even more unbearable as young Bethany becomes victim to a sex-ring and pervert Nathan shows his even darker side.

Chris - who prepared for the plot with the help of the charity NSPCC - recently insisted he hopes the harrowing storyline will shed light on the issue and help more victims of paedophiles to come forward.

The 39-year-old actor, who plays abuser Nathan Curtis in the soap, feels uncomfortable reading his lines out loud (Photo: ITV)

He explained: "Nothing can desensitise you to what survivors of sexual exploitation have gone through. It's the most important storyline I've ever had.

"It's massively important I get this right for them. We want to reach out to people to let them know help is out there, and to tell ­abusers they can't get away with it.

"Half the problem is getting people to come forward. It's been said that for every one ­person reporting abuse, another seven don't."

Bethany [Lucy Fallon] lost her virginity to Nathan last week (Photo: ITV)

Chris also said the upcoming plot could serve as an eye-opener for some TV viewers.

He added: "The stereotype is of this older man with a sticky suit, bad hair and bad teeth.

"But often the reality is very different. The perpetrators could be any age, any colour or class, and so can the people affected."