Wiggle's speech coach, 87, is accused of sexual abuse of children while working in the UK – following his arrest at his home on the North Shore in Sydney
- Robert Graham Bickerstaff was arrested on August 29 for alleged sexual abuse
- The arrest came after the Attorney General was contacted by British authorities
- The 87-year-old faced charges of alleged child crimes 40 years ago
- Bickerstaff was the voice trainer of the current Red Wiggle, Simon Pryce
The voice coach for one of the Wiggles stars is accused more than 40 years ago of sexual abuse of children in the UK.
Robert Graham Bickerstaff, who has trained the current Red Wiggle with the voice, was arrested for historical allegations of sex allegedly committed during his work in England.
The 87-year-old was arrested by the federal police at his home on the North Shore of Sydney on August 29 after the Australian Attorney General was contacted by the British authorities.
Robert Graham Bickerstaff (right), who trained voice with the current Red Wiggle (left), was arrested for the historical allegations of sex he allegedly committed during his work in England
Bickerstaff has been in custody for two weeks and will appear in the Central Local Court on Wednesday as attempts to extradite him to England. Members of The Wiggles are pictured in 2016
Bickerstaff has been in custody for two weeks and will appear in the Central Local Court on Wednesday as attempts to extradite him to England.
He is confronted with charges related to alleged child crimes.
& # 39; A person was arrested in New South Wales on August 29, 2019 in response to an extradition request from the United Kingdom & # 39 ;, an attorney general spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph.
& # 39; This person is being prosecuted in the UK for historical child crimes, he said.
Red Wiggle Simon Pryce said that Bickerstaff was his voice trainer from a young age, when he himself was a singer, the publication reported.
& # 39; At home to celebrate the 83rd birthday of my singing teacher Robert Bickerstaff. He has been my singing teacher for 20 years! & # 39 ;, He posted to his Twitter account in 2017 with a photo of the smiling couple.
Bickerstaff has worked a colorful career around the world in various operas and music conservatories.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Attorney General for comments.
Red Wiggle Simon Pryce said that Bickerstaff was his voice trainer from a young age, when he was a singer himself
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