Friend of Savile ‘raped schoolgirl’


Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A DJ friend of Jimmy Savile raped a young schoolgirl and then told her to introduce friends to him who were “goers”, a court has heard.

The woman alleges Ray Teret, 72, then aged in his early 30s, took her virginity when she was 12 or 13-years-old in a flat above a record shop in the south Manchester area.

She said she later brought to the shop a number of friends, three of whom the Crown say were also sexually abused by the former DJ at the pirate station Radio Caroline.

In a videoed police interview played to a jury at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, the woman told detectives: “He used to ask me a lot about introducing friends.

“I brought them into danger, didn’t I? Because I took them there to have sex with him.

“He wanted me to introduce ‘goers’. The ‘goers’. That was a word I remember. ‘Up for it’.

“That was when I was like 13 or 14 by then.”

She said she had to make sure the girls would not tell anyone about the visits to the shop and would tell her friends they would have a laugh and there would be some good music.

The complainant is one of 17 women who say Teret sexually abused them on various dates across four decades from the 1960s to the 1990s.

One of the alleged victims says she was raped aged 15 by Teret almost immediately after she was raped by Savile in a flat when the defendant had driven her from a disco.

Giving evidence today, the complainant who said she was sexually abused in the flat above the record shop in the early 1970s said she had met Teret there through her love of music.

She said she ended up having sex with Teret about 60 times until she was 15.

She claims that another man, Alan Ledger, also indecently assaulted her in Teret’s flat when she was aged 12 or 13 and that he held her down as Teret committed a serious sexual assault on her.

The complainant recalled there was also a wall in Teret’s flat with graffiti on it which contained names and phone numbers.

Today, she told the court: “I remember all the scribblings in the hallway. All the telephone numbers and stuff.”

The Crown say the complainant became “locked into a world where all values were utterly distorted” where the defendant groomed her loyalty.

The woman described a regular scene of lots of schoolgirls being in the record shop.

The woman said: “They were being picked on in that shop. They were being played in that shop.”

Nicholas Johnson, representing Teret, asked: “Are you saying that some of the girls that were going to the shop were looking for sex?”

She replied: “Some of the girls that were going to the shop were having sex. They would disappear. They would have sex, they were having relations with these two creeps.”

She said that she was also offered demo records to bring girls to the shop.

The court heard that the woman rang the police to complain about Teret in October 2012 and it was triggered by her anger of media reports about Savile’s abuse of “starstruck teenagers”, which was a portrayal of the victims she did not agree with.

She said she had reported Teret to the police and the social services in the 1980s but nothing had been done about it.

Mr Johnson asked her about her admission that within days of making the 2012 complaint she had gone online to research the name of the record shop and had looked at a website forum which mentioned Teret was friends with Savile.

She said she did not need to go on the internet to make the link between the pair.

She said: “Teret told me that Savile was a friend. Teret told me that Savile liked little girls.”

Teret, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, denies 18 rapes, two other serious sexual assaults, one attempted rape, 11 indecent assaults and two counts of indecency with a child.

Ledger, 62, from Altrincham, denies a serious sexual assault, two indecent assaults and one count of indecency with a child.

A third defendant, William Harper, 65, of Stretford, denies one count of attempted rape.

The trial continues tomorrow.

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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