‘Celebrity actor’ investigated for sex abuse in U.K.

A sex crimes task force in the United Kingdom say it’s investigating a ‘celebrity actor’ for abuse, but it won’t name names.istock/Getty

A sex crimes task force in the United Kingdom say it’s investigating a ‘celebrity actor’ for abuse, but it won’t name names.

Now that’s a cliffhanger.

A celeb-hunting sex crimes task force in the United Kingdom revealed it’s investigating a “celebrity actor” — but it won’t say who.

The tantalizing tidbit was included in a new report from the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board, an agency charged with probing the sexual misdeeds of people in power.

“Other on-going cases include historic sexual abuse perpetrated by priests, care home workers and preliminary enquiries into possible offences committed by a celebrity actor and a teacher accused of sexually abusing a pupil in 1997,” the agency wrote in the July 17 summary.

The investigation is part of Operation Fervant, a nationwide inquiry that netted a soccer coach in June after he was caught sexting with underage girls.

But even as investigators bragged about their work, they refused to name names in the actor’s case.

“We would not discuss or confirm anyone’s identity unless charged with an offence,” the agency said in a statement to British newspaper the Mirror.

dmmurphy@nydailynews.com

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