Published Tuesday, 10 January 2012
The 46-year-old, who has played mechanic Kevin Webster in the soap for nearly 30 years, added that he hopes to carry on working and put the incident behind him.
Speaking about the case for the first time, Mr Le Vell said: "I have maintained my innocence throughout and I am delighted to be completely exonerated by the decision that there will be no further action taken in this matter.
"I would like to thank the public sincerely for their loyal support during what has been a most difficult and upsetting phase in my life.
"I also want to give special thanks to my colleagues on Coronation Street and ITV Studios and ITV for their unwavering support of me.
"It is now my intention to continue working and hope to put this extremely difficult period behind me."
The Corrie star had been arrested and interviewed by police over claims of sex assault alleged to have take place a number of years ago.
But Greater Manchester Police announced last week that the case against him would not be pursued.
Lawyers had decided there was not enough evidence to charge Mr Le Vell after a file was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.
He returned to the Coronation Street studios in October to resume filming after a short break, following his arrest.