Crime

Chauffeur Of BBC ‘s Disgraced Jimmy Savile Charged With Raping 15 Teens Over Three Decades

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The former chauffeur and roommate of disgraced BBC television personality Jimmy Savile has been charged with 32 sexual assaults involving 15 teen girls from 1962 to 1996.

Ray Teret, 72, worked for the eccentric “Top of the Pops” host Savile, who died in 2011. After Savile’s death hundreds of allegations of child sexual abuse and rape surfaced in England.

Teret was a disc jockey, who got his start in the mid-1960s, and become a back-up DJ for Savile.

Savile and Teret were reportedly so close they referred to each other has "father" and "son."

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He is accused of multiple counts of rape, indecent assault, attempted rape and conspiracy to rape on 15 girls, all of whom were under the age of 16 at the time.

“This has been a complex investigation that was originally launched in October 2012 when an initial complaint was made to Greater Manchester police,” said detective chief inspector Graham Brock, from Greater Manchester police. "We will continue to support all those women who have come forward and offer them whatever welfare they need through the use of specially-trained officers."

Teret appeared before the Manchester City Magistrates Court Saturday, where he was released on bail, according to the Associated Press.

Sources: The Guardian, Yahoo!