Savile flatmate's sex charges

TV presenter Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur is to face court today charged with a series of serious sex offences against young girls.

Ray Teret, 72, is charged with a total of 32 offences involving 15 victims who accuse him of sexual abuse between 1962 and 1996, committed primarily in the Greater Manchester area.

Teret 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.

He 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.

Teret was initially arrested and bailed in November last year on suspicion of historic rape following an investigation into three separate claims of sexual abuse.

As part of the investigation into Teret, William Harper, 65, is charged with conspiracy to rape a girl under 16 and attempted rape of a female under the age of 16 and Alan Ledger, 62, is charged with indecent assault of a female under 16 and aiding and abetting the rape of a female under 16.

- AAP

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