Thursday 24 May 2018

Jimmy Savile’s chauffeur denies sex offence charges

Kim Pilling, Press Association

Jimmy Savile's ex-flatmate and chauffeur will deny he committed a string of sexual offences against a number of girls, a court has heard.

Ray Teret, 72, is accused of 32 offences involving 14 youngsters and a 17-year-old.

The former pirate radio DJ is charged with 15 counts of rape of a female under 16, one count of rape, one count of attempted rape of a female under 16, six counts of indecent assault of a female under 16, three counts of indecent assault of a female under 14 and one count of gross indecency with a child under 13.

Teret, of Woodlands Road, Altrincham, also faces two counts of conspiracy to rape a girl under 16, one count of possession of extreme pornography, one count of possession of prohibited images and one count of possession of an indecent image of a child.

Entering the dock for today's preliminary hearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court wearing a suit, black coat and purple scarf, he nodded to confirm his name.

The court heard that he would be contesting the charges against him.

Following the 30-minute hearing he was granted bail until his next scheduled date at the same court on April 17 next year for a formal plea and case management hearing.

Press Association

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