Former contestant on ‘The Voice UK’ charged with indecent assault of a child

Jeff Anderson charged with 15 sex offences in total

A former contestant on The Voice faces 15 sex offences, including indecent assault of a child.

Jeff Anderson, from County Down, appeared at Downpatrick Magistrate Court this week (February 1) in an attempt to have his bail conditions changed so he can travel to the UK and work as a performer.

Anderson faces 16 charges in total including one of stealing photographs, BelfastLive reports. The sex offence allegations date between 2005-2013 and include two alleged indecent assaults on children, three charges related to alleged possession of an indecent image and 10 apparent incidents of voyeurism without consent for the purpose of sexual gratification.

The 25 year year old appeared on The Voice in 2014 when Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Ricky Wilson and were the coaches. He failed to progress with nobody turning their chair for him during a performance of Muse song ‘Uprising’.

Anderson also tried out for another TV series, appearing on ITV’s Superstar in 2012, where he competed for the lead role in a new production of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.

Paul Dougan, Anderson’s solicitor, obtained persmission for his client to travel to the UK for the next three weeks. Anderson must report to a police station every week and he may be remanded in custody should he fail to comply with the new conditions