The EastEnders star – who played “Dirty” Den Watts from 1985 to 2005 – passed away on June 15 aged 71, after news of his ill health surfaced earlier this week.
According to reports, shortly after Leslie Grantham’s death it was revealed he had been investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a schoolgirl.
The woman claimed that Leslie abused her in 2009 when she was under the age of 16
She reportedly approached former police officer Mark Williams-Thomas – who exposed paedophile Jimmy Savile – with the claim.
He told The Sun: “In 2012 I received information which I immediately passed on to the Metropolitan Police, which was both compelling and crucially supported by a substantial amount of evidence.
“People may ask why I have revealed this now after his death, but the answer is that we live in an extremely litigious world, but I am absolutely convinced that there will be other people who are able to shed light on his behaviour and potentially others were targeted.
“I hope this enables people to come forward.”
However, police reportedly decided not to pursue a prosecution of the actor after he moved to Bulgaria, following breaking up with his wife of 31 years, Jane.
The victim also decided she did not want to take the alleged incident to court.
“I hope this enables people to come forward”
Leslie’s life was much like the storylines you would expect on EastEnders.
Back in 1966, he was charged with murder in German following a robbery that resulted in the death of the victim.
He served 10 years in prison for the crime.
Leslie was hit with another scandal in May 2004, when X-rated snaps of the father-of-three masturbating and sucking his finger on webcam from his theatre dressing room were leaked by an undercover reporter posing as a woman named “Amanda”.
Leslie – who also starred in The Bill, The Uninvited and Woof! – said he was “ashamed” of his behaviour at the time and apologised to his family and the EastEnders cast.
Daily Star Online has contacted Leslie’s estate for comment.