Jimmy Savile’s friend Ray Teret guilty of raping one of BBC presenter’s victims

Ray Teret convicted of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults on schoolgirls by using celebrity status in the Manchester club scene to prey on ‘starstruck’ victims

Paedophile Jimmy Savile, left, and DJ friend Ray Teret Photo: REX FEATURES/Manchester Evening News Syndication
Ray Teret, a DJ friend of paedophile Jimmy Savile, has been found guilty of a catalogue of historical sex offences against young girls.
He was convicted of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults against schoolgirls in the 1960s and 1970s at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.
The 73-year-old used his celebrity status in the Manchester club scene to prey on many of his “starstruck” victims.
Teret – known as Ugli Ray – was mentored by Savile in the early days of his career and was described as following him around “like a shadow”.
During the eight-week trial, Teret – a former Radio Caroline DJ – told the jury he had no interest in under-age girls, despite a previous conviction for sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in 1999, which he continues to deny.
He denied 18 rapes, two other serious sexual assaults, one attempted rape, 12 indecent assaults and one count of indecency with a child.
After more 60 hours of deliberations, he was convicted of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults. He was cleared of the other charges.
Teret was cleared of aiding and abetting Savile to rape a 15-year-old girl in the early 1960s, but was found guilty himself of raping the same complainant.
The Crown had said that Teret lied to the naive teenager that he was 17 and drove her from a disco in Savile’s bubble car to a nearby flat.
Savile was waiting as he sat next to her and said she had lovely hair as he began to stroke it, the woman told the court.
She said she started to tell him how she had recently dyed her hair when the serial paedophile put his hands up her skirt and pulled her knickers down before he pushed her on to a bed and raped her.
Teret, from Altrincham, came into the room after Savile left and also raped her on the bed, she said.
He then was said to have told her: “You should be thanking us because we have made it easier for when the next person goes there.”

Ray Teret arriving at court on Friday (ANTHONY MOSS/Cavendish)
Two other men were on trial with Teret.
Alan Ledger, 62, from Altrincham, was found not guilty of a serious sex assault, not guilty of two indecent assaults and not guilty of one count of indecency with a child.
William Harper, 65, from Stretford – known in his DJ days as Tony Grey – was cleared of one count of attempted rape.
Teret, who had previously been on bail, was remanded in custody to be sentenced next Thursday.

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